BREAKING BARRIERS

Classroom Resources

Language Arts, Character Education, and Social Studies

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York, to break the baseball color barrier, changing the landscape of the game and civil rights in the United States. The Breaking Barriers educational program teaches students the values and characteristics that Jackie Robinson exhibited in his life, and how to use them to face and overcome barriers in their own lives.


CLASSROOM RESOURCES


Includes lessons, printables, digital interactives, and video extensions.
Supports standards in language arts, social studies, and character education.



Grades 4–8
Grade 9


LESSON 1

Learning About
Barriers

GRADES
4–8
GO TO LESSON 1 Printable Digital Interactive

LESSON 2

How Values Help Us
Face Barriers

GRADES
4–8
GO TO LESSON 2 Printable Digital Interactive

LESSON 3

Essay Organizer: Writing About Barriers

GRADES
4–8
GO TO LESSON 3 Printable Digital Interactive

LESSON 1

What Are Barriers?

GRADE
9
GO TO LESSON 1 Printable

LESSON 2

Values and Barriers

GRADE
9
GO TO LESSON 2 Printable Digital Interactive

LESSON 3

Essay Organizer: Writing About Barriers

GRADE
9
GO TO LESSON 3 Printable Digital Interactive

DOWNLOAD ALL LESSONS Grs. 4–8 SPANISH EDITION

DIGITAL TOOLS


Access dynamic student interactives to accompany each lesson.


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VIDEOS


Extend the lessons with video excerpts from Jackie Robinson, a film by Ken Burns & Sara Burns & David McMahon.


GO TO VIDEOS

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Photos, top: Jackie Robinson, © Bob Sandberg/LOOK Magazine Photo Collection, Library of Congress/LC-L9-60-8812 #17; center: Jackie Robinson, © AP Images; bottom: Rachel Robinson screen capture taken from image from Jackie Robinson, a film by Ken Burns & Sara Burns & David McMahon.

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