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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. 
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.
Get out of the classroom and go for a walk, all while teaching students about the Negro baseball leagues of the early and mid-1900s. Based on a Walking Classroom podcast, this lesson explores the widespread impact of segregation on American society, specifically it's influence on America's favorite pastime, baseball. This interesting look racial inequality would make an excellent addition to your classes celebration of Black History Month. If MP3 players are not available, first listen to the podcast as a whole class, and then provide learners with a list of questions to discuss with a partner as they go on a class walk.
Students 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 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." Students then use the provided film analysis sheet to log their impressions of the films and discuss American history topics.
Learners 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 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 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.
Learners research to find out if Major League Baseball players are overpaid, and whether by overpaying them, owners are acting outside their own self-interest.
Young scholars 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.
Students explore the change in values from the 1920's to the present. In groups, students use the internet to analyze Pete Rose and gambling in sports. The 1919 scandal of the World Series is explored and discussed by students. They compare and contrast the Black Sox and Pete Rose. Students discuss gambling on baseball games.
Students obtain information that has meaningful to them and information that is new and different. Therefore, the more interesting the lesson, the higher the Students level of engagement there is. The themes of baseball and African American accomplishments in history are highly engaging, and provide powerful platforms from which to approach other historical lessons.
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.
In this baseball worksheet, students answer questions about the game of baseball. Students follow a link to answer questions. Questions cover basic information about the game.
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.
In this baseball activity, students write the baseball vocabulary word that is defined for them and they provide the word. Students complete 10 problems.
Students demonstrate how to run bases. In this baseball instructional activity, students are divided into four groups and line up behind a base. Students run the bases and tag the next person in line.
In this word recognition worksheet, students trace the word "baseball,"write the word independently, and color the picture of the baseball player.
Fifth graders prepare eight questions about the topic they are studying.  In this board baseball review lesson plan 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.

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