Before the Movie

What do you know about Jackie Robinson? (Tap prior knowledge)

What would you like to know about Jackie Robinson? (Set goals)


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 2:19: What were Rickey’s goals in signing Jackie Robinson? (Identify problem solution)

Timecode 1:26: In what ways did Robinson’s character influence his career? (Make connections)

Timecode 4:11: Why was Robinson honored in such an unprecedented way? (Take stock)


After the Movie:

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Jackie Robinson topic. (Make connections)

Why do you think Jackie Robinson kept playing, despite the abuse he endured?  (Draw conclusions; Reflect)

BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Jackie Robinson Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing. Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.