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How to Play Baseball a Social Skills Lesson
Team sports are quite social; they involve following rules, playing cooperatively, communication, taking turns, and interpersonal relations. Introduce your special education class to the all-American sport of baseball. They learn about the game, practice content-specific vocabulary, watch a cartoon about baseball, discuss social skills, and if time permits, play the game.
A Leauge of Their Own
Students explore the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Using internet research, they gather information concerning the formation of the Girls Professional League as well as the social requirements placed on each player. Students answer questions based on their research.
They Were All Stars: An Introduction to Leagues Baseball
Students identify the basic knowledge of Negro Leagues baseball. Students identify and analyze the important individuals and events associated with Negro Leagues baseball history. Students identify key vocabulary related to this period of American segregation.
The Economics of Professional Sports: Underpaid Millionaires?
High schoolers research to find out if Major League Baseball players are overpaid, and whether by overpaying them, owners are acting outside their own self-interest.
The Best of the Best
Students participate in a discussion about the definition of the word 'hero'. They research baseball players and managers and then engage in a formal debate about the merits of their subjects.
This is a wonderful exercise for learners to apply their critical thinking skills along with their knowledge of quadratic functions and parabolas. Young mathematicians investigate a real-world scenario about the height a baseball reaches when it is thrown. They compare two different representations, a graph and an equation, of the height as a function of time. Answering the three questions the activity poses requires finding the vertex and roots of a quadratic equation using a method of choice and interpreting the solutions within the context of the problem. The exercise can be used for assessment or practice.
Learning about Baseball and History Through Film
High schoolers explore American history through films about baseball. In this film study lesson, students watch video clips from "The Babe," "A League of Their Own," "Eight Men Out," "The Jackie Robinson Story," and "Field of Dreams." High schoolers then use the provided film analysis sheet to log their impressions of the films and discuss American history topics.
Fifth graders prepare eight questions about the topic they are studying. In this board baseball review activity game, questions are rated from easy to difficult and haw many bases students receive. The students are grouped in two teams and answer questions and move through the bases on the board.
Letter Sound Fluency, Letter Baseball
Students explore English by completing a baseball style activity in class. In this word sound lesson, students discuss the sound a "d" makes and identify different words that start with that sound. Students play a game of vocabulary baseball by pronouncing words correctly and traveling the "bases" in two separate teams.
In this algebra worksheet, students convert the score of different bases while playing baseball into fractions. They convert these fractions into decimals and square their answer. There are 12 questions to be solve.
There Was Always Sun
High schoolers investigate the chronicles of history about the Negro Leagues baseball by using rare historical footage and interviews with Black baseball greats. Students also examine how to work in groups to use online resources to reinforce information studied from the video "There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace."
Here is a resource that demonstrates growth and the initial state of an equation. In this case, your class will be looking at baseball collections. How many baseball cards did the collector start out with, and how many were added or subtracted each year? You could expand the resource by having your collectors come up with questions for the class. For example, which equation shows an increase of 100 baseball cards per year? You also could ask the class to think of other things that might have an initial state and grow each year.
Having Fun with Baseball Statistics
Students explore statistics used in baseball to make the connection to mathematical concepts in familiar areas.
Baseball Activity: Bouncing Balls
Students explore the concept of motion. For this hands-on physics lesson, students examine how the construction of baseballs and the temperature they are stored at affect their bounce.
What does $29,000,000 buy you?
You have been hired by a local newspaper to analyze the salaries for baseball players. How would you describe the data including the shape, center, and spread in the context of the problem? Interpret the differences including possible effects of outliers. Included in the lesson are facilitator notes, follow-up questions, and solutions.
"Charm School" for the All-American Girls Baseball Team - 1943
Students analyze primary sources in terms of the social expectations of women in the 1940s, examine the All-American Girls Baseball League of the 1940s, and create baseball cards of one of the players on the team.
Baseball Relationships - Using Scatter Plots
Students use graphing calculators to create scatter plots of given baseball data. They also determine percentages and ratios, slope, y-intercepts, etc. all using baseball data and statistics.
This grammar PowerPoint allows students to review the concept of sentence structure in a baseball game format. The slides contain multiple choice questions based on the subject and predicate of sentences. As each students correctly answers a question, they move around virtual baseball bases until they reach home plate.
Exploring Data Sets and Statistics in Baseball
High schoolers explore the concept data sets. In this data sets lesson, students find the 5 number summaries for salaries of teachers and compare them with 5 number summaries of professional baseball players. High schoolers use box and whisker plots to describe the data.
In this commas worksheet, 3rd graders put the commas in 7 sentences. The worksheet gives several examples of when and how to use commas.