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Title: Career Opportunities
Level: Middle School
Time: 2 hours, not including the field trip
KERA Goals: 1.12; 2.22; 2.36; 3.7; 4.2


The students should recognize there are many jobs available in the mining industry.

Background Information:

The mining industry may offer an opportunity for you. The industry employs over thousands of workers directly and through support industries provides tens of thousands of jobs. The mining industry employs the following types of workers:

Teacher Hint:


Have students list jobs available to their community through mining.

Teacher Hint:

You could list community members by name and job.


Have student research a mining-related job. Present their report in class dressed in an appropriate costume.

Provided by The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc.