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Importance of Work Experience: Video-Based Empowerment Lesson

Grade Level Grades 3-12
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Career Girls Empowerment Lesson Video Series:
Importance of Work Experience (3:09 sec)

You don’t have to wait until you graduate from college to start planning for a career. The role models in this video share tips for finding work, advice that will work just as well when you’re older!

Work experience — even as a volunteer or unpaid intern — is not just a great way to explore different careers. It helps you develop skills that will help you in a future career. The role models in this video share tips on finding a job — including how to let people know you're looking and how to convince someone that you're perfect for the job!

Use the Resources here to learn more about what work experience is all about.

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

Fun Page Activity: This activity lets you see what responsibilities come with different careers. Whether you like to help people get along or enjoy managing money, you might find one that's a match for you!

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Experience" video, then use this guide to learn important skills that will help you when you're ready to get a job. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to further explore different ways girls can gain work experience, such as with internships.

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.

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