Hank Aaron Teacher Resources
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In this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Hank Aaron. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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 assess the role of statistics in determining those athletes chosen to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They work in small groups to calculate, chart, and graph various statistics for different Hall of Fame members.
Fourth graders research slaves in Virginia during the Civil War. In this changes for African Americans lesson, 4th graders view images and discuss how their position and power has changed over time.
Students complete a variety of activities (using the Washington Post Newspaper) that reinforce concepts involved in sports writing.
Students examine the concept and characteristics of a hero. They brainstorm and categorize a list of heroes, develop a chart checklist, discuss real-life heroes, and create a hero hall of fame display.
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting lesson! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their subject. Next, they research print and Internet sources for evidence of the subject's heroic actions.
Fifth graders explore the important figures of the Civil Rights movement by completing a research project. For this African American activist lesson, 5th graders select an individual that helped bring about civil rights during the middle 1900's. Students research their person using the web and library before acting as a "wax museum" version of their person in class.
Are your young writers afraid of semicolons? Show them the proper way to use these useful punctuation points when linking ideas together. Outlining both rules and examples, this resource is a great way to show your pupils how to vary their sentence structure using semicolons.
In this decimal addition worksheet, students use add the given decimal numbers and use a calculator to check their answers. Students finish by solving two test prep questions.
Students explore courage. In this moral and character development instructional activity, students read biographical information about Jackie Robinson and identify examples of courage exemplified in his life story.
In this activity, students will research world records and then portray the people who broke them in a class interview show.
Here is a lesson designed to be an ongoing task for the entire year. Each day of the week, learners must perform research to answer a simple historical question. This particular lesson covers the month of April, but the template presented could be reproduced for each month of the school year. There is an answer key provided.
Students research world records. They portray the people who broke world records. They conduct a mock interview in the classroom.
Students examine the life of Prince Hall who became a member of the Free Masons during the time period of slavery. Depending on the grade level, they are shown pictures or read a reference guide listing the characteristics of each philosophy. To end the activity, they discuss the meaning of freedom and identify the factors one needs to feel a part of a society.
Students develop the ability to research individuals and summarize the basic information on that person's life. They design a logo and graphic setting for a particular set of cards and create a set of trading cards of Negro League baseball players.
Sixth graders become members of the BSI in this research simulation. They apply for Biographical Scene Investigator membership, investigate an individual, keep an evidence notebook and write an investigator's report.
Students research significant historical sites of Alabama and share their results through a videoconference with students from other states. They listen to the book, "Crazy for California," conduct Internet research, evaluate a survey sent to students in another state, and perform a version of Amazing Alabama by videoconference.
This lesson is designed to raise awareness of women's importance and contributions to society and to the preservation of history. Women played, coached watched, and supported the game of baseball. Students research players, coaches, and wives that supported baseball and their impact on the Negro League Baseball League.
Fourth graders study historical significant people born in January and February and note their accomplishments. Using given websites, 4th graders collect biographical information and participate in activities about a specified hero. They create an illustrated report about the chosen hero and share it with the class.