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Be Confident: Video-Based Empowerment Lesson

Grade Level Grades 3-12
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Career Girls Empowerment Lesson Video Series:
Be Confident (1:19 sec)

What’s the number one power you need to go after your dreams? Find the answer in this video! (We think it might just become your favorite superpower ever!)

You already know that it takes hard work to achieve your goals, right? But it takes something else, too. The role models in this video help you understand the importance of believing in yourself. Believing in yourself is all about having confidence. So where does that confidence come from? These role models help you understand that confidence is something you build over time. Developing a positive or “can-do” attitude is an important part of this process. With confidence and hard work, you can do amazing things!

The resources here can help you learn even more about the power of believing in yourself!

Empowerment Lesson Video: Watch this short video as a jumping-off point for in-depth learning experiences using the resources below.

Fun Page Activity: What makes you awesome? This activity helps you discover the ways you are already developing your confidence superpowers!

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Be Confident" video, then use this guide to learn more about the power of "you being you." This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a lively discussion about what it means to be confident.

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth "before, during, and after" learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.

Confidence Collage: Use this Empowerment Activity to reinforce the corresponding video topic or theme and build teamwork and community within your Career Girls Club.

Standards

Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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