We Are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball Character Map

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We Are The Ship - Character Map

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In this activity, students create an outline for the characters in the story, paying close attention to the feelings and actions of both major and minor characters. Students can also provide detailed information regarding the character’s actions, how they influence other characters, and how the main character changed over time.


Characters included in the character map are:

  • Branch Rickey
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Gus Greenlee
  • Josh Gibson
  • Satchel Paige
  • James “Cool Papa” Bell
  • A. B. “Happy” Chandler
  • Andrew “Rube” Foster


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Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in We are the Ship and type their names into the different title boxes.
  2. Choose a Storyboard That character to represent each of the book characters.
    • Select colors and a pose appropriate to story and character traits.
  3. Choose a scene or background that makes sense for the character.
  4. Fill in Textables for each question.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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