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Importance of Resiliency: Video-Based Empowerment Lesson

Grade Level Grades 3-12
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Career Girls Empowerment Lesson Video Series:
Importance of Resiliency (1:53 sec)

What does it mean to be resilient? Role models in this video share the meaning of resiliency, and why it is such an important quality to apply to your life.

We’ve all faced tough times, but did you know that how you handle these difficult situations is an important indicator of your future career success? Learning to handle challenges effectively and persevere will help you now, in college, and in your future career. Listen to our role models explain how to develop resiliency and learn to apply it to your life today.

The resources here can help you learn even more about resilience and developing your resiliency skills.

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

Fun Page Activity: In this “What Would You Do?” activity, you offer advice to others struggling with being or staying resilient. Help them decide how to face their challenges and give advice on the steps they should take.

Independent Learning Guide: Watch “The Importance of Resiliency” video, then think about what role resiliency plays in your life and identify areas where you would benefit from a little more resiliency. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a valuable discussion about developing resiliency and applying it to reach goals.

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.

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.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

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