Jackie Robinson Day is celebrated each year on April 15. On this day, Major League Baseball players wear the number 42 to show respect to the great civil rights activist. This fun and easy project can be used as a creative activity after learning about Jackie Robinson and social justice.
First, students reflect on why their would wear the number 42. Students create their own 42 jersey and write a response on the bottom of the jersey using the sentence frame "I would wear 42 because..." Lastly students can decorate and cut out the jerseys. This would make a great bulletin board or display in your classroom!