Analyzing a Letter from Jackie Robinson: "Fair Play and Justice"

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Jackie Robinson was more than a baseball legend; he was an activist, too. An interesting resource explores Robinson's time in the military using primary sources. Scholars examine the racially inspired event that led to a court martial and his eventual acquittal. Academics complete an online worksheet and participate in group discussion to understand the obstacles African Americans faced during WWII. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Pair the activity with a larger lesson on Jackie Robinson's life
  • Compare African Americans' military experiences during WWII and modern day
Classroom Considerations
  • A portion of the activity is completed online
Pros
  • Activity includes additional background knowledge to assist learners 
  • The resource can be completed in groups, pairs, or individally 
Cons
  • None