Making a Difference – The Blessing Basket Project
Grades: 7 - 12

Video Description: Meet Theresa Wilson who, during a difficult time in her life, used a simple basket to remind her of all her blessings. Now her blessing basket is saving villages from poverty around the world.

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: Character-46**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video in conjunction with an activity that has students creating their own “Making a Difference” projects in the community. What do they learn from the project highlighted in the video that they could incorporate into their own projects?
  • Use the video in conjunction with an activity that has students create their own video highlighting a “Making a Difference” project in your community. Use the video as an example of what they could create.
  • Use this video and other “Making a Difference” video on the website as part of a jigsaw activity with different groups of students watching different videos. What characteristics of positive character do they see in the video? What do they believe they can take away from the video and use in their own lives as they think about how they interact with their peers and others in their community? Have each group create a presentation and share with the class.


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.