Please Note: this material was created for use in a classroom, but can be easily modified for homeschooling use.
Students think critically about the Civil Rights movement and its key players as they explore a biographical site about Jackie Robinson.
- Students will use key vocabulary related to the Civil Rights Movement.
- Students will read critically to evaluate the contributions of one civil rights hero.
- Students will research and present information about another civil rights hero.
- Introduce key vocabulary:
civil rights = the rights of personal liberty guaranteed to all U.S. citizens
controversial = something that is likely to arouse different opinions and views
integration = blending people of different groups or races into a society as equals
meritorious = worthy of praise
pessimistic = having a negative attitude
racism = the belief that one race is superior to another
Many people believe that Jackie Robinson's contributions to the Civil Rights Movement were more significant than those he made to baseball. Do you agree or disagree? Explain your point of view.
Think of other heroes of the Civil Rights Movement that you may like to research on the Internet or in reference books. Choose one person and find the significant facts about him/her.
Use a Ten-Point System to evaluate students' ability to synthesize information and conduct additional research about civil rights heroes.
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights Ten-Point System
|The student actively explores the website, searching for information about Jackie Robinson's contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.|| |
|After exploring the site, the student expresses and supports opinions about Jackie Robinson's contributions.|| |
|The student lists other heroes of the Civil Rights Movement.|| |
|The student identifies appropriate keywords for conducting additional civil rights research.|| |
|The student participates in a discussion of Robinson and other civil rights heroes.|| |
|The student researches another civil rights hero.|| |
|The student presents information about the hero they researched.|| |
Encourage groups to role-play other events in the Civil Rights Movement and then discuss their impact on society.