Sec 3: Jackie Robinson


What did you learn from the texts worked in class?


  • Based on the first paragraph, why do you think Sharon Robinson wrote this article?
  • What is the main idea of the article? Provide details from the article to support your answer.
  • How did the color barrier prevent black baseball players from playing in the Majors before 1947?
  • Why were Jackie Robinson’s college statistics at UCLA and his accomplishments with the Kansas City Monarchs important information for Branch Rickey?
  • Why was it important to Mr. Rickey that Jackie Robinson had strength of character?
  • What evidence in the article suggests that Jackie Robinson succeeded in breaking barriers in Major League Baseball?


Sec 5: Lessons from the Holocaust


Watch the report on Auschwitz and write your comments, thoughts, and/or feelings.