Making a Difference
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Grades: 6 - 12

Focus Area Description:  Videos highlight individuals and organizations making a difference in their community and offer insights and inspiration for making a difference in yours.

Our current library of 40 videos in this Focus Area are available in the “Related” column to the right; to view them click a thumbnail and become a member of Educate.Today.

To see sample videos in this area of the collection, click any of the titles below:

New August 2022! Faces Not Forgotten
Other Samples:
Making a Difference—The Maria Matias Story
Making a Difference—Books N Bros

Quick Ideas for Using our Making a Difference Videos:

  • Use the videos as conversation starters as part of your character education curriculum.
  • Use the videos as examples of a “character education word of the week/month” project included in your character education curriculum. Have students share examples from the video where they see the word come to life.
  • Use the videos with journal prompts for students to write about as part of your character education curriculum.
  • Use the story videos as examples for a video project where your students create similar videos about volunteers and community service organizations in your town. As part of your character education curriculum share the videos on your school district website or other public forums of your choice.
  • Have students include insights gained through the videos as part of their projects, papers, and presentations on a character education-related subject by:
    • interpreting and/or summarizing what they saw and learned in the video.
    • citing quotations from the expert in the video.