Learners identify examples of courage from the actions of Jackie Robinson.
One 20-minute lesson
The learner will:
This character education mini-lesson is not intended to be a service learning lesson or to meet the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. The character education units will be most effective when taught in conjunction with a student-designed service project that provides a real world setting in which students can develop and practice good character and leadership skills. For ideas and suggestions for organizing service events go to generationon.org.
Ask the students to raise their hands if they have heard of Jackie Robinson. Give each student a copy of Attachment One: Jackie Robinson Quiz. Tell them you want them to fill out this quiz, guessing when they don't know the answer.
Aaron, Hank. "Jackie Robinson: The Trailblazer" Time Magazine, June 14, 1999 http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,991262,00.html
Lesson Developed By:Betsy Flikkema
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