Beyond Baseball with Jackie Robinson

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Jackie Robinson was more than a baseball star, he was a prominent activist. The thought-provoking resource focuses on the life and achievements of Jackie Robinson, from his baseball career to his civic participation. Academics listen and discuss a book about Robinson, and complete activities to understand his impact on American culture and efforts to end racism. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss how sports have changed for African American athletes since Jackie Robinson's time
  • Compare Jackie Robinson's struggle with other African American athletes of the same time period 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a copy of the book Jackie's Bat to complete the lesson
Pros
  • Lesson provides homework and extension activities to enhance learning
  • Highlights the achievements of African Americans
Cons
  • None