The writing prompt stem asks students to:
Read about three of the greatest African American baseball players who made history gaining the right to play the sport they loved.
It also asks students to think about the challenges African American baseball players faced before the 1940s.
The writing prompt:
Write an article for your school newspaper describing how Robinson, Mays, and Aaron faced prejudice and challenges to change people’s thinking about African American baseball players. Include details from all three sources in your article.
This writing prompt also addresses the 4th grade history GLEs: H-1C-E1, H-1C-E3
Describe the influence of African American history and culture in our national heritage.
Describe American democratic principles as exemplified by major historic events, for example; the Civil Rights Movement.