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Learners interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this integration of baseball lesson, students examine sources regarding the Jim Crow laws, Jackie Robinson, and race relations during World War II. Learners analyze documents and write essays that address the topics.
Students examine the life of Jackie Robinson and the ways in which he and they can influence government policy.
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.
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.
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. Then, after group practice, individuals take on the role of a reporter and explain the effects of Jackie being signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Kids will love taking on this role! 
Young scholars 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.
Students explore the meaning of the word hero. In this philanthropy lesson, students examine what the word hero means as they discover Jackie Robinson and hits contributions to society.
Students explore Jackie Robinson's career. In this 20th century American history lesson plan, students complete the provided analysis questions based on the provided primary documents about Jackie Robinson. Students discuss Jackie' Robinson's perseverance and his accomplishments. 
Students participate in viewing The National Pastime, a film about Jackie Robinson's life. They discuss how Robinson was a hero and how they can learn from him. They work in groups using a graphic organizer to analyze Jackie Robinson traits and accomplishments.
Students 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.
Students describe contributions made by Jackie Robinson.
Students read a book about Jackie Robinson and then learn about the ideas of segregation, prejudice, self-control, humiliation, and hostility. For this Jackie Robinson lesson, students read the book Teammates and discuss the topics within. Students work in groups to answer assigned questions about the book and topics. Students then write an individual response to a main idea question for the book.
Fifth graders view pictures as primary sources to gather information about Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball.  In this Jackie Robinson instructional activity, 5th graders research Jackie Robinson and write a Bio-poem. Students share finished poems.
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. Use the lecture notes to explain prefixes in each word and context strategies to define a passage as one of the two genres. There are two short passage examples you can use. Do one together, asking kids to point out clue words that helped them identify the genre. As an added extension, find a reading packet for The Story of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man in Baseball; kids begin by deciding the genre and can continue completing the packet as they read.
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.
Students analyze the life of Jackie Robinson and determine which characteristics contributed to his success as the baseball player who broke the color barrier and as a political activist.
Students consider the payoffs of doing the right thing. In this philanthropy lesson, students examine the virtue of courage in Jackie Robinson's life and in their own.
Students 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.
Students explore the legacy of Jackie Robinson using articles from the New York Times from 1947 through 2007. They read two Times articles about Jackie Robinson and discuss the color barriers he broke sixty years ago and how he is honored today.
Young scholars explore courage. In this moral and character development instructional activity, students read biographical information about Jackie Robinson and identify examples of courage exemplified in his life story.

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