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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.
Learners identify the basic knowledge of Negro Leagues baseball. Students identify and analyze the important individuals and events associated with Negro Leagues baseball history. Learners identify key vocabulary related to this period of American segregation.
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.
Middle schoolers explore data sheets and statistics in baseball. They use baseball data available on the Internet to develop an understanding of the different ways in which data can be analyzed.
Students research to find out if Major League Baseball players are overpaid, and whether by overpaying them, owners are acting outside their own self-interest.
Students explore American history through films about baseball. In this film study instructional activity, students watch video clips from "The Babe," "A League of Their Own," "Eight Men Out," "The Jackie Robinson Story," and "Field of Dreams." Students then use the provided film analysis sheet to log their impressions of the films and discuss American history topics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students explore statistics used in baseball to make the connection to mathematical concepts in familiar areas.
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.
Fifth graders prepare eight questions about the topic they are studying. In this board baseball review lesson 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.
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.
Young scholars explore the concept of motion. In this hands-on physics lesson, students examine how the construction of baseballs and the temperature they are stored at affect their bounce.
Students explore the development of women's baseball during the 20th century. They "role play" women who participated in some form of baseball (amateur, semi-professional, or professional) as well as other advocates of women's sports as guests on a modern day talk show. Students will choose their roles by researching specific characters using examples and resources listed in the lesson.
In this nouns and verbs worksheet, students underline the complete subject once and the complete predicate twice in 7 sentences. Kids identify the underlined words in 7 sentences as complete subject, complete predicate, simple subject or simple predicate. Students choose groups of words to make 5 fragments complete sentences.
In this commas worksheet, 3rd graders put the commas in 7 sentences. The worksheet gives several examples of when and how to use commas.
In this grammar worksheet set, learners answer 68 questions on 5 pages in which they identify the proper use of the verbs is and are. They ensure that there is subject/verb agreement in each sentence by either choosing is or are, or writing the correct word on the blank lines.
Students examine the salaries of professional sports players. Using the baseball strike, they identify the repercussions of the event to the sport. They complete an interactive activity to determine if baseball players are overpaid. They apply economic concepts to answer questions at the end of the activity.