Sample Video 127: Character 51: Making a Difference—The Maria Matias Story

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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