In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 4-6

Setting: China, New York, 1947

Genre: Children's Story, Historical

Page Count: 58 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 9-10 weeks

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In the year 1947, Shirley Temple Wong and her mother receive a letter from her father. He asks them to come and join him in New York City where he has been working and preparing a home for them. New York is a long way from Chungking, China, but Shirley is excited that her family will be together again at last. Shirley has difficulty adjusting to life in a new country, with its new customs and languages. But then summer comes, bringing the miracle of baseball. Suddenly Shirley is playing stickball and following superstar Jackie Robinson as he leads the Brooklyn Dodgers to victory after victory. Jackie Robinson proves that in America, the grandson of a slave can make a difference and be a hero! And for Shirley as well, the land of America becomes the land of opportunity.
Poignant, touching, and often hilariously funny!

Progeny Press' In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Language Arts PDF download curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student with:

About the Author: Learn about Bette Bao Lord
Background Information: Explore the context of the novel, delving into historical calendars and the era of Jackie Robinson.
Vocabulary: Analyze words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to aid in retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Study the literary techniques within the novel, from exploring setting and context to understanding point of view, similes, synonyms, drawing conclusions, and navigating conflicts toward resolution.
Moral Lessons and Character Values:  Examine moral character values from the book. Explore themes of respect for elders, embodying the role of ambassadors for Christ, recognizing God as the one true God, cherishing friendship, understanding the impact of our words, extending help to others, acknowledging God's value in us, emphasizing the importance of family, and reflecting on the experiences of immigrants.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Enage in activities from mapwork and studying world religions to writing letters, reflecting on the Pledge of Allegiance, participating in service projects, exploring education dynamics, solving crosswords, celebrating heritage through art, maintaining journals, and delivering speeches, these activities enrich understanding and engagement.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord.

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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    1 Reviews

  • Posted by Kristina M. on 26th Jan 2015


    We truly enjoyed this book

    We truly enjoyed this book and the activity book has been wonderful. It has thought provoking questions and purposeful vocabulary activities. We lived having immediate access to the book!