Importance of Teamwork

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Think back to when you were part of a team, maybe for a class project. Was it ever a challenge to listen to a team member who had ideas that were different from your own? Listen to the role models in this video to learn why, when it comes to teamwork, differences can be more valuable than similarities!

You probably already have a lot of experience working on teams, whether for a science project or a sport. So you might have had the experience of wanting people to do their part to make things work. Role models in this video can help you learn to do that, and lots more, to build on what you know about teamwork.

Use the Resources here to take what you know about teamwork further!

Fun Page Activity: This activity helps you learn what good teamwork takes, including being able to convince people to agree with you!

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Teamwork" video, then use this guide to discover how skills you're already developing are teamwork skills, too! Plus, practice applying for a job where teamwork skills are a must. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a thought-provoking discussion with students about teamwork, including with an illuminating exercise about the idea that a team can achieve more than what individual team members can do on their own.

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.