Jackie Robinson Video Writing Prompts

 

 

K-2 : Sporting Words

In 5 minutes, write down as many sports-related words as you can think of. Once your list is complete, identify whether each word is a noun, verb or adjective.  Choose one noun, verb and adjective and write a sentence using all three.


3-5: Hall of Fame Speech

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Congratulations! You’re being inducted into the Hall of Fame.  Identify the sport/activity/skill for which you’d love to be in the Hall of Fame. Then, write a one-paragraph speech that you would give at your Hall of Fame celebration. Be creative with your accomplishments and those you’ll thank!


6-8: Overcoming Discrimination

Sports have a way of unifying people who might otherwise discriminate against or pre-judge one another. Think of a time when you felt like someone judged you without really knowing you or you judged someone else without knowing them.


Describe that experience, either how being pre-judged made you feel or how your view changed once you got to know that person.

 

9-12: The Path of Non-violence

Jackie Robinson endured hurtful treatment without retaliating to earn his place in baseball history and later on in his efforts with the Civil Rights Movement.  Write a short essay about the power of non-violent protest. Support your argument with successful examples of peaceful protest in history or in everyday life.

 

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