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EngageNY

Identifying Supporting Reasons and Evidence for an Opinion: Exploring Why Jackie Robinson Was the Right Man to Break the Color Barrier (Promises to Keep, Pages 26–29)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Breaking barriers is not an easy thing to do. Scholars read a section in Promises to Keep and summarize how Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball. They write the gist of the passage in their journals and then complete a...
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Curated OER

Breaking Color Barriers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners compare brown eggs and white eggs. In this color lesson, students see two different color eggs and predict what they will look like on the inside. They see that both eggs are the same and compare this to people of different...
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PBS

Baseball: The Tenth Inning

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Bring the historical relevance of baseball into the classroom, as pupils discover the lessons learned from the breaking of baseball's color barrier by Jackie Robinson. Learners view video and analyze Robinson’s character, as well as his...
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Lesson Plan
Anti-Defamation League

“Walling Out the Unwanted”: Understanding the Barriers that Perpetuate Anti-Immigrant Bias

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of immigrant bias, high schoolers investigate the language used in blogs, readings, media reports, and current legislation whose language perpetuates xenophobia. They then consider ways they can get involved in...
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Anti-Defamation League

Challenging Gender Role Stereotypes

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Through thoughtful discussion and a read-aloud, scholars challenge gender role stereotypes. Pupils examine pictures and collaborate with their small groups to debunk stereotypes. They explain what gender role stereotypes they know of and...
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Lesson Plan
Scholastic

Lesson 1: What Are Barriers?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Scholars discuss the concept of a barrier with a short passage on Jackie Robinson. The writing process begins with a paragraph and several other sentences about Robinson's unique traits that made breaking a barrier possible.  
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Curated OER

Breaking Barriers

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Determine how African-Americans have broken barriers in this history lesson. Middle schoolers discuss the 15th Amendment and the American civil rights movement prior to analyzing Barack Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union," taking care...
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Activity
NOAA

Make an Edible Coral Reef

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Coral reefs are full of an abundance of life and color. Why not celebrate it with an edible coral reef? Learners and teachers alike use cake, icing, and candies to create a tasty version of a coral reef that's complete with colors,...
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Curated OER

On the Other Side of the Color Barrier: Segregation and the Negro Leagues

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study segregation that occurred in the past and that is currently occurring. In this equal rights lesson, students use primary source documents to student segregation of the past. In a culminating activity, students find or draw...
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Curated OER

Breaking the Color Barrier: Jackie Robinson's Combat Against Racism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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. High schoolers discuss...
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Curated OER

Great Barrier Reef

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Barrier Reef as they work though several creative activities. Giving tours of the Reef and creating a brochure become competitive tasks as students compete for the job.
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Sargent Art

Picasso and Beyond!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After reviewing the life and art of Pablo Picasso, learners set out to create abstract, cubist, relief portraits. They'll draw, color, paint, and cut out portraits just like the ones Picasso created. The lesson is extremely well written...
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Curated OER

Art: Coral Reef Ala Oil

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students investigate Australia's Great Barrier Reef and create oil paintings of it. After their research, they apply various painting techniques to depict air bubbles, sun's radiation, and color blending. For older students, the...
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Curated OER

Ball Identification Exercise

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders participate in a ball identification exercise to help them identify birds. As a class, their teacher throws them a variety of different sized and colored balls for them to describe. Using these factors, they work together...
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Curated OER

Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Activist

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Young scholars 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.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

How HIV Infects Cells

For Students 8th - 10th
In this biology instructional activity, students answer 2 short answer questions related to HIV based on information provided. They color and label the different parts of a virus.
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Lesson Plan
PBS

Jackie Robinson's Complicated — and Important — Legacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Americans tend to lock their heroes in history, holding these icons to a particular event or time. Jackie Robinson is such a hero, remembered by most for becoming the first African American to play in the Major Leagues. Young historians...
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Curated OER

Genetics: Integrated with History and Art

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars work cooperatively in pairing chromosomes, created statistical genetic babies using the face lab, constructed a color DNA booklet and demonstrated mitosis in a flip book.
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National Wildlife Federation

Ghost Town

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Around 93 percent of the reefs on Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been bleached, and almost one quarter of them are now dead. Scholars research the sea temperatures, especially around the areas with coral reefs, to make connections...
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Curated OER

Put Me Into the Ball Game

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine and discuss Jackie Robinson's legacy by reading two articles about Jackie Robinson, one from 2007 and one from 1947. They analyze how he broke the color barriers sixty years ago and how he is honored today and how is...
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Bantam Books

The Tempest: Think-Aloud Annotation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It can be difficult to refer back to a text when analyzing it, so annotation is a great tool for kids to track what they are reading. A thorough and well-organized lesson guides learners through the process of annotating William...
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Curated OER

Breaking Barriers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars investigate racism in the 20th century by exploring U.S. History. In this Civil Rights lesson, students review the history of slavery, the Civil War and the fight for equality in the mid 1900's. Young scholars complete...
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Curated OER

Breaking Barriers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the context of a speech delivered by Barack Obama. In this African-American history lesson, students discuss the 15th Amendment and the American Civil Rights Movement prior to analyzing Barack Obama's speech "A...
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Curated OER

Cool Coral Reefs

For Teachers K - 8th
Students identify, color and label the continents of the world and the equator. They identify and produce water temperature between 74 and 78 degrees. They identify and discuss the term polyps and construct a colony of polyps.