Facts about Jackie Robinson for Kids

A short video spotlights Major League Baseball's first African American player, Jackie Robinson. Engaging photographs, fun graphics, and a clear narrator detail Robinson's life starting with his military background to his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct a grand conversation—discuss why anger was an emotion expressed when Robinson became part of the M.L.B.
  • Play the video during Black History Month—create a bulletin board featuring several famous African Americans, including Robinson, and have a collection of books for learners to browse when time permits 
  • Create a flipped classroom assignment—direct pupils to watch the video at home before they return to school for a learning activity 
Classroom Considerations

  • User comments and related videos can be seen when the video is not in full-screen mode
  • February is Black History Month 
Pros

  • Actual photographs are featured throughout the entire video 
  • In the end, the video summarizes its key points 
  • Encourages playing together 
Cons

  • None