Module 3A: Considering Perspectives/Supporting Opinions: Sports and Athletes’ Impact on Culture

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UnboundEd
Subjects
English-Language Arts
Grades
Grade 5

Module 3A: Considering Perspectives/Supporting Opinions: Sports and Athletes’ Impact on Culture

Students read "Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America."

39 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS (39 HOURS)


Description

This module begins with a brief study of the importance of sports in American culture over time. The heart of this module is a whole class study of the short but challenging biography Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America (1030L) by his daughter, Sharon Robinson. (Students will read selected segments; some of these will be read aloud.) Students will analyze Jackie Robinson as a specific example of an athlete who served as a leader who broke barriers in society. They will also begin to study argumentative writing, analyzing how the author Sharon Robinson provides evidence to support her opinions.

The Following Units Are Included within this Module:

  • Unit 1:  Considering Perspectives-Supporting Opinions: Sports and Athletes’ Impact on Culture
  • Unit 2:  Considering Perspectives-Supporting Opinions: Sports and Athletes’ Impact on Culture
  • Unit 3:  Considering Perspectives-Supporting Opinions: Sports and Athletes’ Impact on Culture

Lessons are organized under each unit.

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