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Would you have the guts to NOT fight back?

Jackie Robinson is a hero for breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. But we all have the potential to be a hero in our own way. We just need to display the courage we have inside in the midst of life's storms.

42 shows the emotions and character of Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey, and other teammates and opponents of Robinson. We see the depth of emotional and spiritual pain that Jackie Robinson felt in order to conquer this amazing feat.

42 Companion Activities is an excellent opportunity to teach about the cultural and social history of the United States as well character education and life skills that are still relevant in today's society.

In order to complete these activities students will need to watch the movie 42, which has a rating of PG-13 and a run time of 2 hours and 8 minutes.


WARNING: This is a DEEP LEARNING lesson plan to help students employ a LEADERSHIP approach to SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING.

The activities in this lesson will challenge students to move closer to mastery in the following skills: leadership, cooperation with others, creativity, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, problem solving, and judgment and decision making.

Each of our Companion Activities lesson plans includes the following activities:
  • Reflection: allows students to journal about one of the movie's themes prior to watching.
  • Analysis: questions and prompts to analyze the characters, plot, and climax of the movie.
  • Practice & Discussion: a partner/group activity that takes the principles of the movie and asks students to take action and grow in their own lives.
  • Extension: a RAFT (Role-Audience-Format-Topic) writing prompt to help students apply their new knowledge.
  • Lead for Impact: challenges students to pinpoint how the hero of the story exhibited The 12 Fundamentals of Success and then synthesize how they can apply the lessons to writing their own story.


This product is also part of the following bundles:
Building Champions: Mega Bundle Access to ALL our Movie Companion Activities


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