Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton: Arkansas’s “Jackie Robinson of the NBA”

Students will write definitions in everyday language to explain the meanings of words as used in the context of the reading. This lesson focuses on reading and writing skills related to arguments and their support through evidence. Students will refer to chapter 5-6 of African American Athletes in Arkansas, by Evin Demirel (2017) (ISBN: 978-0-9990083-1-7) pp.49-60.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of Evin Demirel

Grade Level:5-8 Middle School
Time period: Modern Era 1968 to Present

Arkansas Academic Standards are subject to revision every six years by the Arkansas Department of Education. The frameworks used in the majority of lesson plans on the Arkansas History Hub are from the 2006 Social Studies Frameworks and the 2007 Arkansas History Amendments and School Library Media Frameworks.

RI.7.3, RL.7.1, W.7.1

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