42: What if Jackie Robinson Played Today?

In this lesson, students use the film 42 to discuss Jackie Robinson’s historical impact and compare and contrast Robinson to today’s athletes.

Media

Some media may contain mature content. Discretion is advised when viewing with students.

Lesson Plan
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Lesson tags: Eighth, English, Film, History, Ninth, Seventh, Social Studies, Sports, Tenth

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