Character 51: Making a Difference—The Maria Matias Story

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Meet Maria Matias, immigrant to America from Panama, who has developed her own successful tailoring business and gives back to her community by providing free prom dresses, tuxedos, and alterations for high school prom goers in need.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 298: Cross Curricular Activity--Evaluating Live Interviews

This cross-curricular teacher tool, accompanying the video above, is designed to get students thinking about: 1) how live interviews can be used to learn information on topics such as those discussed in the video, and 2) the effectiveness of this interview specifically in helping their learning on this topic as well as the effectiveness (strengths and weaknesses) of interviews in general as a source of information.

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Teacher Tool 317: Cross Curricular Activity--Sharing Insights Through a Journal Entry

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to write a journal entry that shares learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 319: Cross Curricular Activity--Sharing Learning Verbally

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video through verbal sharing and conversation. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, invites students to increase their vocabulary by selecting, and learning the definitions of, words in the video that are unknown and/or interesting to them. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 321: Vocabulary Activity

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, asks students to listen for certain vocabulary words you have selected and define them in two ways: 1) contextually based on what they think the definition might be based on what they learn in the video; and 2) through a dictionary to either confirm or refine their contextual definition. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 370: Character "IF" Activity

Use this teacher tool in conjunction with the video on this website page as well as other Educate.Today Character Education videos listed in the document. This activity accompanies the following Educate.Today videos: Character-51, Character-53, Character-55, Character-59, Character-64, Character-65, Character-71, Character-73, Character-74, Character-77.

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Teacher Tool 371: Character Charts and Cards

Use this teacher tool in conjunction with the video on this website page as well as other Educate.Today Character Education videos listed in the document. This activity accompanies the following Educate.Today videos: Character-51, Character-53, Character-55, Character-59, Character-64, Character-65, Character-71, Character-73, Character-74, Character-77.

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Teacher Tool 372: Character Philanthropy

Use this teacher tool in conjunction with the video on this website page as well as other Educate.Today Character Education videos listed in the document. This activity accompanies the following Educate.Today videos: Character-51, Character-53, Character-55, Character-59, Character-64, Character-65, Character-71, Character-73, Character-74, Character-77.

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Teacher Tool 373: Character Journal and Narrative Writing

Use this teacher tool in conjunction with the video on this website page as well as other Educate.Today Character Education videos listed in the document. This activity accompanies the following Educate.Today videos: Character-51, Character-53, Character-55, Character-59, Character-64, Character-65, Character-71, Character-73, Character-74, Character-77.

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Teacher Tool 374: Character One Person Can Make a Difference

Use this teacher tool in conjunction with the video on this website page as well as other Educate.Today Character Education videos listed in the document. This activity accompanies the following Educate.Today videos: Character-51, Character-53, Character-55, Character-59, Character-64, Character-65, Character-71, Character-73, Character-74, Character-77.

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