Roberto Clemente, 2018

This project was focusing NYS lesson plan module 3A: Sports and Athletes’ Impact on Culture. Students were reading different books based on athletes who were people of color that broke barriers in society. We learned athletes like Jackie Robinson and this continued in learning other athletes who were in the same position. We focused on Roberto Clemente, another athlete who was another player who broke the color barrier as well. He was the first Hispanic and also a Caribbean player to play in the American League. This was set in a classroom setting for 5th graders.

For this project, students did projects that worked on doing research on information that regarded with learning about Roberto Clemente. We learned about how to research biological text, comparing and contrasting information on both Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente. We also focused on learning about sentence structure and quoting details based on text.