In this lesson, you will research an unsung history maker – someone whose actions and words helped shape the world around them. Not all history is made by famous people; often it’s the decisions and actions of the rest of us that help shape the course of our society. By unraveling the story of Maria Moreno, you will explore how everyday folks can shape history, and you will identify someone who is making history in your own community or family.
In this lesson, you’ll learn how Maria Moreno influenced her community. You will watch videos, examine historic photos and listen to audio recordings to piece together her story. Throughout the lesson, you will write short responses to questions, organize what you are learning in charts, and review the transcripts of the videos. After examining Maria Moreno’s life and actions, you’ll identify someone in your own life who, like Maria, is shaping history and compare that person's life and accomplishments with Maria’s.