What are we up to in Mrs. Nudelman's Language Arts class?
In the year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Betty Bao Lord
The integration of baseball leads naturally into a discussion about segregation. Through this discussion, we will explore the concept of racism. Your children amaze me daily with their insightful observations and ability to think deeply. I'm looking forward to engaging them in rich conversation around this issue that is unfortunately still relevant.
After analyzing Shirley's many positive character strengths and Jackie Robinson's courageousness, we'll culminate this unit by thinking about the many ways regular people can make a difference in the world. Using the website Values.com, we'll explore bios of people who've done some incredible things and apply that thinking to the people we know from school, home, family, and the community. The children will then create their own "billboards" to honor someone inspiring from their everyday lives.