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Prairie Wind Middle School student Seth Johnson calculates the momentum of a pitch. Submitted photo

Jackie Robinson Week: Middle school students learn about race, influence and the physics of baseball

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Seventh graders at Prairie Wind Middle School recently spent a week studying America’s favorite pastime – baseball.
In language arts, students read Jackie Robinson’s biography, “American Hero.”  Many were aware that Jackie Robinson was the first black man to play in the major leagues, but most were surprised at the details behind his story and the others around him who helped in his success. Students also spent time discussing how to define the word ‘hero.’ 

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