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#42: Jackie Robinson

Lessons and Printables

Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson
Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson in Legendary Pictures’ drama “42,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. In theaters April 12, 2013.

Welcome to #42: Jackie Robinson, providing turnkey lesson and printables to help students understand the significance of Jackie Robinson's breaking the Major League Baseball® color barrier in 1947.

Also use these materials to engage students to write essays in which they share personal stories and how they used Jackie Robinson's values to face their own barriers.

Lesson 1: What Are Barriers?
jackie robinson lesson 1Through reading and class discussion, students will understand who Jackie Robinson was and what the concept of a barrier means.

Lesson 2: Values and Barriers
jackie robinson lesson 2Through reading and class discussion, students will understand what values are and how they are important in facing barriers.

Photos: Jackie Robinson photo top: Bettmann/Corbis. “42” photo by: D. Stevens. “What Are Barriers?” photo: © AP Photo. “Values and Barriers” photo: Courtesy of Major League Baseball. Used with permission of Major League Baseball and the Jackie Robinson Family.

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