You may have heard about the baseball legend, Roberto Clemente. But did you know that the Puerto Rican was also a great humanitarian? In fact, he was posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal of Honor in 1973 for his philanthropic work. Roberto Clemente was the first Hispanic to achieve greatness in baseball, such as the first Hispanic to be named league MVP and the first Hispanic elected to the Hall of Fame, among other firsts. I hope you enjoy this collection of resources for learning and teaching about Roberto Clemente. Surprisingly, there are less than I expected. I hope that changes in the future.Then learn about other important Latinos in history that your children should know!
- Lincoln Elementary has this 3rd grade lesson plan to go with the children's book, by Jonah Winter.
- Teacher Created Materials has this sample from their Bookroom Management and Assessment Guide for 4th grade.
- For middle school students, check out this lesson from the San Joaquin County Office of Education.
- PBS Learning Media offers Roberto Clemente - Primary Resources: MVP for high school students.
- BookishViolet :: Roberto Clemente Journeys Third Grade Lesson 5
- Heather Newberry :: Roberto Clemente: Journeys 3rd Grade Lesson 5 • Print & Google Slides
- Dr Loftin's Learning Emporium :: Who Was Roberto Clemente Digital Biography Project | Google Classroom™ (3rd - 7th)
- Carly and Adam STEM have this very clever activity :: Roberto Clemente Unplugged Coding Activity (1st - 5th)
- Here's a fabulous activity by Art with Jenny K :: Roberto Clemente Collaboration Poster | Afro-Latino | Hispanic Heritage Month (1st - 8th grades)
- The wonderful La Profe Plotts has this Spanish verb practice with a Clemente theme :: JUGAR Digital Mystery Picture | Roberto Clemente Pixel Art (4th - 12th)
- And here's a math activity from Clark Creative Math :: Systems of Equations (Mixed-Up) Activity - Roberto Clemente Worksheet (6th - 12th)
- Get your free download of the Roberto Clemente coloring page shown above!
- Crayola has this fabulous - and free! - coloring page of Roberto Clemente
- Mr Nussbaum has this free postage stamp coloring page.
- And Purple Kitty has this Clemente coloring page.
Here are some great child-friendly videos about the great baseball player, Clemente.
- The Incredible Career of the Iconic Roberto Clemente by MLB Vault:
Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates
by Jonah Winter
All About Roberto Clemente
by Andrew Conte
Hispanic Star: Roberto Clemente
by Claudia Romo Edelman
by Willie Perdomo
¡Arriba!: The Heroic Life of Roberto Clemente
by Bill Nowlin
We'll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente
by Trudie Engel
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