History Day Project ReflectionWritten By: 18jmielk - Mar• 18•13
Last week Friday we had our National History Day in the gym. I did my project on Jackie Robinson. I thought my project was very good. My partner and I made it look like a baseball field in the background. We had done a lot of research. We had three weeks to finish our project.
The theme for this year was, ”Turning points in history.” We had to come up with a thesis statement. Ours was, ”Jackie Robinson fought for the right to play baseball not just for himself but for all the African Americans in the world. It was a turning point in history because Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the MLB.
African Americans not being aloud to play baseball was a social justice issue because it was not fair that people should be judged just by the color of their skin. Jackie Robinson was a great person because he fought for the rights of blacks. This topic matters to me because you should treat people how you want to be treated. I would not like to be treated the way the blacks were treated back then.
Throughout this project I have learned that even thought we think we have it bad, they had it worse. Jackie Robinson was great because he would take all the abuse. When he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the contract it said that the fans were aloud to spit on him. This project changed my life because Jackie Robinson fought for what he believed in and that is what made him a legend.
Today people should care about Jackie Robinson because he broke the color barrier between blacks and whites. Jackie Robinson paved the way for the freedom of blacks. He helped the world realize that the color of your skin does not matter, what matters is what is in your heart.
This project helped me learn that no matter what happens there is always something else that could be worse. It helped to teach me to be lucky for what I have and that I should not complain when I don’t get one thing I want even if I want it very, very badly. That is why Jackie Robinson is the person I chose for National History Day.
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