Learning Segment Focus or “Big Idea”:
People Make a Difference
Focus on JackieRobinson
CONCEPT FORMATION LESSON: Timeline (Lesson 2 of 5)
History Social Science
Two 45-minute periods
6 homogeneous table groups of 4-5 students each
Focus Biography A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson by David A. Adler Below Grade Level
Jackie Robinson Plays Ball by Robin O‟Sullivan (National Geographic)
Jackie Robinson by Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed (Wonder Books) Jackie Robinson by Rebecca Gomez (Buddy Books First Biographies) Jackie Robinson by Wil Mara (Rookie Biographies)
Jackie Robinson: Baseball‟s First Black Major
-Leaguer by Carol Greene
At Grade Level
A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson by David A. Adler Jackie
Robinson: Baseball‟s Greatest Pioneer by Jason Glaser
People to Know: Jackie Robinson by Jonatha Brown (Weekly Reader)
Heroes of American History: Jackie Robinson by Carin T. Ford
Above Grade LevelJackie Robinson: He Was The First by David Adler Jackie Robinson by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Materials (per student):
1 sentence strip, 1 pair scissors, 1 glue stick, 1 pencil, 1 felt-tip black pen, 1 photocopy of Jackie Robinson symbols
History Social Science 2.5: Students understand the importance of individual action and character and explain how heroes from long ago and the recent past
have made a difference in others‟ lives.
Specific Academic Learning Objectives:
Students will learn how to sequence events on a timeline.
Students will be able to chronologically summarize Jackie Robinson‟s life.
What skills, knowledge and prior experience do students need for this lesson?
Students have a basic understanding of who Jackie Robinson was and why he isimportant: they read a picture book biography together as a class. Recalling therea
ding, students should be able to identify an event in Robinson‟s life that each
symbol corresponds with and roughly sequence them.
How will you determine whether students have these?
On their whiteboards, students will list 3 events they remember from the biography. They will then Think-Pair-Share to create a summary of the biography.
How will you connect to students' interests, backgrounds, strengths and needs,including their cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic differences?