Jackie Robinson’s impact on Civil Rights has been largely under-appreciated. As the first man to break the “color barrier” of professional sports, Robinson opened the door for millions of American youth to look beyond skin color and instead focus on character and accomplishment. Robinson’s ordeal should never be forgotten, and this classroom play helps kids understand and appreciate just what Jackie went through to save America. How Jackie Saved the World was originally published in the October 2004 issue of Scholastic’s Storyworks magazine. It’s been newly revised with historical photos and embedded comprehension questions just in time for February’s African-American History Month and Major League Baseball’s Spring Training. Kids say this is one of their favorites to enact, so don’t miss out. Download a free preview at TeachersPayTeachers by clicking here.