Educators Toolkit

Curriculum Connections: American History, Multicultural Understanding, Listening/Communication Skills, & Visual & Performing Arts

Dear Educator:

Class Acts performances are provided as a public service of the Sampson CenterStage Performing Arts Series, the Sampson County Exposition Center, and the County of Sampson. Class Acts performances are totally funded and underwritten through the financial contributions of many businesses, corporations, civic organizations, and individuals from across Sampson County and are provided FREE to students in Clinton City Schools and Sampson County Schools.

The study guides provided and information below are designed to aid in preparing students for a educational and exciting performance. We encourage you to make use of these valuable resources designed to not only enhance each student’s theater-going experience; but to also complement their total educational experience.

Jackie Robinson: A Story Apart

A Performance by Mike Wiley

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Grade Level                     Time 
4th Grade                         10:00 am
5th Grade                         1:00 pm

African American athletes pushed the color barrier to its breaking point.  Give an ear to the ghosts of a bygone era of separate unequal locker rooms, of whites only hotels, and restaurants with only a back door for Colored Athletes to enter. Witness the hopeless humiliation of a star player and a second hand citizen.  Meet role models of the outfield, the backcourt, the track, the ring, the blacktop and the mud.  This play will intrigue, educate and set a thirst for success on fire.  Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart is a powerful lesson of courage through dedication and leadership.