Importance of Diversity

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How can being multilingual help you prepare for a great career? The role models in this video can help you learn the value of diverse languages and other differences we all have.

What is diversity and why is it so valuable? The role models in this video discuss the differences we all have — in education, upbringing, culture, ethnicity, language, gender, the way we think, talents, and more. They explain how these differences help create successful teams, like the ones you probably work with at school. You'll learn how your own differences, such as speaking more than one language, can help you succeed.

Use the Resources here to explore the meaning of diversity in different ways.

Fun Page Activity: Learning about other languages helps people live and work together. Get a head start by learning to say "Hello" in 10 languages!

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Diversity" video, then use this guide to take a closer look at what diversity means to you. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to engage students in a thoughtful discussion about how people think about diversity, including at school and in the workplace.

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.