Lesson 1: What Are Barriers?

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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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have links to extension videos readily accessible for learners to watch when they complete the lesson 
  • Pose discussion questions on a classroom blog 
  • Instruct class members to keep all papers in their interactive writing notebook to reference throughout the lesson series 
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson parts are grade specific
  • The plan is the first of three created in part of an essay contest, but may also be used without competition 
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Pros

  • Comes with video and discussion activities designed to extend the learning experience 
  • Boosts discussion skills
  • Connects historical facts to real-world lessons 
Cons

  • None