Sample Video 127: Character 51: Making a Difference—The Maria Matias Story
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Grades: 3 to 12

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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