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1 1. The Question A “celebrity” is a person who is famous. A “hero” is someone who has done something brave, new or good, and who is greatly admired by a lot of people. The person may also be admired because they are skilled or possess particular character traits. Mamie Johnson is pictured at the right. She played baseball during the 1950’s. Should Mamie Johnson be considered a “celebrity”, a “hero”, or both? Should she be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Photo courtesy of Next

2 2. Information Sources Read the information you find on the following biography sites: ory/1479/A_true_Star_of_Black_baseball_M amie_Johnson eases/johnson.shtml ryId= Can you find evidence that Mamie was brave, did something new or good? Did she possess character traits or skills that people would admire? Next These materials are © 2005 NAME, SCHOOL, all rights reserved.

3 3. The Student Activity Record the evidence that you would need to nominate Mamie Johnson into the Baseball Hall of Fame Next These materials are © 2005 NAME, SCHOOL, all rights reserved. Was she brave? Did she do something new or for the first time? Did she do something good, something that benefited others? Did she develop or have certain skills? Did she possess special character traits? Other:

4 4. The Assessment Activity Write a campaign speech that would convince others to induct Mamie Johnson into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Remember to use the evidence you gathered Next These materials are © 2005 NAME, SCHOOL, all rights reserved.

5 5. Enrichment Activities Read more about the Negro League Baseball Museum. ry.htm Read about Baseball, the Color Line and Jackie Robinson. mem/collections/robins on/jr1860s.html Next These materials are © 2005 NAME, SCHOOL, all rights reserved.

6 6. Teacher Support Materials It is recommended that students also read the book A Strong Right Arm by Michelle Y. Green. It is a biography book that details the challenges she faced and the success she earned. *Teaching standards addressed are: 3c, 3d, 3e, 4c, 4d, 4f These materials are © 2005 NAME, SCHOOL, all rights reserved.


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