The Noble Experiment Maria D. Lynn 7th 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: • 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 Jackie Robinson in Kansas City Monarchs uniform 1945 Why do you think people feel prejudice?
Barriers Created by Prejudice: Segregation • schools • restaurants • hospitals • sports
Sport:Baseball Effects of prejudice on 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.
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