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Jackie Robinson, WWII, and the Integration of Baseball
Students 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. Students analyze documents and write essays that address the topics.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 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 3 Views 9 Downloads
Using Primary Sources to Learn More About Jackie Robinson
Students utilize primary sources to learn about Jackie Robinson. In this research skills lesson, 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 16 Downloads
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 17 Views 98 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
Crossing the Line: Jackie Robinson
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Breaking the Color Barrier: Jackie Robinson's Combat Against Racism
Students explore Jackie Robinson's career. In this 20th century American history lesson, students complete the provided analysis questions based on the provided primary documents about Jackie Robinson. Students discuss Jackie' Robinson's perseverance and his accomplishments.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 46 Downloads
The Unconquerable Doing the Impossible: Jackie Robinson's 1946 Spring Training in Jim Crow Florida
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 31 Downloads
Jackie Robinson Taught Us More Than Baseball
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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 8 Views 38 Downloads
Bio-Poems: Go Jackie Robinson Go!
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 lesson, 5th graders research Jackie Robinson and write a Bio-poem.
5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 26 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 49 Views 226 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 4 Views 2 Downloads
Fifth graders utilize text features. In this text features instructional activity 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 6 Views 66 Downloads
Black History Month - Past to Present
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 55 Views 144 Downloads