The Noble Experiment Maria D. Lynn 7 th Grade Language Arts D.R. Hill Middle School
Curriculum Standards R1 Integrate various cues to comprehend what student reads R1.3 Make connections between text read independently and prior knowledge, other texts, & the world R1.11 Follow multistep directions
Genre: Autobiography What is an autobiography? Story of a person’s life Written by that person
Noble Experiment Jackie Robinson tells Alfred Duckett about the “Noble Experiment” Purpose: Read to find out what the “Noble Experiment” was.
Elements of Autobiography Elements of Autobiography: Author’s life First person point of view Author’s feelings expressed Author’s attitude toward events of life Non-fiction
Purpose: As you read, record details that show this selection is an autobiography. Think about what Robinson’s purpose is for telling his story?
Setting: 1940s Why do you think people feel prejudice? Jackie Robinson in Kansas City Monarchs uniform 1945
Barriers Created by Prejudice: Segregation schools restaurants hospitals sports
Sport: Baseball Negro League separate from white league Morally wrong to prohibit anyone from playing Prevents it from being a true national sport Baseball missing out on great athletes Jackie Robinson would help change that. Effects of prejudice on baseball:
Main Character: Jackie Robinson 1945 Kansas City Monarchs – Negro League 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers 1947 Rookie of year 1955 Dodgers win World Series 1956 retires from baseball 1962 Hall of Fame
Main Character: Branch Rickey 1910 coach at Ohio Wesleyan 1943 President of Brooklyn Dodgers Opposed segregation 1945 convinced Board to hire African- American player
Credits: American Memory from the Library of Congress http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem ClipArt Gallery http://www.clipartgallery.com/sports/ baseball/baseball.html FindSounds http://www.findsounds.com/ISAPI/search.dll
More Credits: Language of Literature TE, McDougal Littell, pp. 287-298. WebDesignIdentities http://www.web-design- identities.com/Graphics/baseball.htm