Analyzing Jackie Robinson's White House Letter

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Jackie Robinson: A hero on and off the field. An eye-opening activity focuses on Jackie Robinson's social activism during and after the civil rights movement. Academics read a letter addressed to President Nixon, answer questions, and participate in group discussion to understand how Mr. Robinson continued to fight for equality his entire life. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • As a group, create a list of Jackie Robinson's achievements 
  • Have pupils write a newspaper article based on the life of Robinson 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires Internet access to complete the written assignment 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Resource is great to use during Black History Month
  • The activity is easily adaptable for remote learning 
Cons
  • None