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The Jackie Robinson Story
SUBJECTS — Biography; Sports/Baseball; U.S./ 1945 - 1991;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Male Role Model;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Trustworthiness; Respect.
Age: 8+; Not Rated; Drama; 1950; 76 minutes; B & W.
Jackie Robinson was the first black man to play Major League Baseball. But was baseball the first time that Jackie Robinson stood up for his rights as an American citizen?
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to The Jackie Robinson Story will help teachers use the film to introduce children to the integration of Major League Baseball, and also to provide them with a more complete picture of the life of this remarkable man. This film is especially useful to supplement courses in modern U.S. history for students with a strong interest in sports.
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The Jackie Robinson Story is a classic tale of the integration of America and a triumph of baseball.
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To demonstrate how our Learning Guides can be used by teachers to improve lesson plans, we have set out below a discussion question from the Learning Guide to The Jackie Robinson Story.
What did Jackie Robinson achieve in his life, other than breaking Major League Baseball's color bar, that justifies holding him up as a male role model?
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