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Events and Effects
Explore the plot structure in biographies. First, read the biography The Story of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man in Baseball and identify specific events that possibly changed the life of Jackie Robinson. As you guide your listeners, they record these events on an "events and effects" chart.
4th - 6th Language Arts 25 Views 102 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Score a home run with this packet of information on the very first player of the Negro League to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame — cultural groundbreaker and sports legend Satchel Paige. These worksheets include a brief history of Paige's life and career, a description of the Negro League and other major players, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle, and a coloring worksheet.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 54 Views 39 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Jackie Robinson, WWII, and the Integration of Baseball
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this integration of baseball lesson plan, students examine sources regarding the Jim Crow laws, Jackie Robinson, and race relations during World War II.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 35 Downloads
New Review Breaking Baseball’s Color Barrier
Examine themes of racism and perseverance with a study of Jackie Robinson. Class members analyze his baseball card, read historical background, and work in pairs to discuss the material and complete a brief writing assignment.
5th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 6 Downloads
Genre Lesson: Biography/Autobiography
Is it a biography or an autobiography? Kids discover point of view as they listen to you tell a story about yourself (first person) and then hear two volunteers retell the story: one to you (second person) and one to them (third person). They apply these concepts, comparing and contrasting biographies and autobiographies.
4th - 6th Language Arts 61 Views 235 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Unconquerable Doing the Impossible: Jackie Robinson's 1946 Spring Training in Jim Crow Florida
Young scholars examine Jackie Robinson's role in the Civil Rights movement. They read an essay and watch a video about his spring training in 1946. They answer questions about the material and discuss.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 33 Downloads
Fifth graders write a newspaper article about Jackie Robinson. In this journalism lesson, 5th graders listen to a teacher read aloud of Jackie Robinson Strong Inside and Out. They complete a Venn diagram that compares Robinson's mental and physical strengths.
5th 21st Century Skills 11 Views 16 Downloads
Using Primary Sources to Learn More About Jackie Robinson
Students utilize primary sources to learn about Jackie Robinson. In this research skills instructional activity, students develop a KWL chart on Jackie Robinson and discuss how primary sources can be used for research. Students conduct research on Jackie Robinson and discuss their findings.
6th - 10th Language Arts 5 Views 52 Downloads
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Students complete a worksheet and study key vocabulary while researching the biography of Jackie Robinson and the Civil Rights Movement. They chose another Civil Rights leader to investigate and present to the rest of the class before participating in a full class discussion.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 16 Views 17 Downloads
Fifth graders utilize text features. In this text features lesson students read The Story of Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball by Margaret Davidson. Students use clues from the table of contents, illustrations, and timeline to answer questions.
5th Language Arts 7 Views 67 Downloads
A Lesson Before Dying: Character Development
What characteristics would your class attribute to a hero? Have them explore heroic acts and character development with a instructional activity from Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying. After discussing a handout, readers decide if small acts can be heroic, and determine which characters from the book are like Jackie Robinson and Joe Louis.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Black History Month - Past to Present
Middle schoolers complete a unit on Black History Month. They explore various websites, develop a timeline of Dr. King's life, create a travel brochure for the King Center, design a commercial starring Jesse Owens, design a baseball card for Jackie Robinson, and create a poster illustrating an African American woman's accomplishments.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 55 Views 144 Downloads
Baseball and Race in the United States
Students examine Jim Crow baseball practices. In this history of baseball lesson, students discover the stories of African Americans who fought for to desegregate baseball. Students study and discuss primary resources regarding the topic and determine why baseball changed in the 1940's.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Second graders research the life of Jackie Robinson. In this famous American lesson, 2nd graders get pictures of Jackie Robinson with information about his life. They use this information to create a brief presentation for their classmates.
2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Baseball, Race Relations and Jackie Robinson
Learners interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this race relations lesson, students discover details about how Jackie Robinson broke the racial barrier in professional baseball.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Jackie Robinson, A Black Hero
Students examine the life of Jackie Robinson and how he opened the door for other African American athletes. They identify how one person can make a difference by their actions. They write about the responsiblity of citizens to end the lesson.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 34 Downloads
Breaking the Color Barrier: Jackie Robinson's Combat Against Racism
Learners explore Jackie Robinson's career. In this 20th century American history instructional activity, students complete the provided analysis questions based on the provided primary documents about Jackie Robinson. Learners discuss Jackie' Robinson's perseverance and his accomplishments.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 48 Downloads