Middle school students are curious, imaginative, and able to see themselves doing big jobs. We tap into these traits by introducing students to cool careers in some of America’s coolest places. And we don’t just tell them about cool jobs that other people have. We use story-based vignettes to put students right in the middle of all the action.

Part of our middle grade career exploration series, the Choose a Career Adventure series provides an up-close and personal look at what it takes to succeed in some of America’s most admired professions.

Each of the eight 32-page titles in the Choose a Career Adventure includes eight “you are there” problem-solving scenarios that introduce careers in a relevant, contextual way. Creative thinking and inquiry-based activities add interest and action to each chapter.

Each title begins with an interactive table of contents and ends with creative writing prompts to encourage students to make personal relevant choices and imagine themselves someday achieving their own dream job.