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Career Exploration 101: Video-Based Career Exploration Lesson

Grade Level Grades 3-12
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Career Girls Empowerment Lesson Video Series:
Career Exploration 101 (2:24 sec)

Would you like to get paid to do something you love? Watch this video to see what women working in 30+ exciting careers love about what they do. You’ll be inspired to work hard and dream big about your future career, too!

Do you dream of being a dancer, a designer, or a film director? How about a scientist, a social media director, or a sports anchor? Have you thought about being a judge or a journalist? A search engine analyst or an advertising director? In this video, you'll meet women who work in all of these fields and more and learn why they love what they do. While you're watching, keep this in mind: It’s not too early to begin thinking about what you like to do and careers that might be a good match.

The resources here can help you learn even more about careers that just might turn out to be your dream job!

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

Fun Page Activity: Test your career knowledge! What do you know about being a pediatrician, a TV producer, or an aquatics director? Match careers with descriptions to learn more about careers that let you be creative, keep people safe, study new things, start a business, solve problems, even help people make their dreams come true!

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Explore" video, then use this guide to connect careers you learn about to your own interests. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a lively discussion about the rewards of wide-ranging careers.

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.

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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.
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.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
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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