Beginning

The nine values of Jackie Robinson were key in Ms. Mixon’s fifth grade language arts class. The novel “42” chronicles the life of Jackie Robinson as he struggled to break the color barrier in major league baseball. As they read the story, they looked for evidence of courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice commitment and excellence.

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nine values bookmark sketches for values values drawings

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styrofoam card close-up

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styrofoam cards 3

Middle

Fifth graders learned the printmaking process and created a collection of nine baseball cards, each with a symbol representing a value. “Baseball stats” were written in language arts class, explaining each value on the card and citing where in the story the value was exhibited. These stats were placed on the back of each card.

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print

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prints

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End

Baseball fields were created to use as game boards and for display. Students then designed a game for the cards, writing rules and directions to play.

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students baseball diamond

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Year One
2011-2012
Year Two
2012-2013
Year Three
2013-2014

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