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The intent of this resource is to explore Latin American accomplishments in baseball, recognizing the changes in demographics of players over the last century. Social studies classes begin with a discussion and brainstorm surrounding African American baseball players' struggle for acceptance in the major leagues. Then they work in small groups to record notes after viewing several video clips. The main activity involves researching and collaborating on a multi-media museum exhibit on a particular Latin American player who was born outside of the US. Groups use a graphic organizer to help them plan and create this exhibit. A rubric and the handouts are provided, as well as related websites. Suggestion: to strengthen this instructional activity, consider expanding the focus to immigrant contributions beyond professional sports, for example, civic leaders, scientists, activists, etc. Additionally, many of the standards listed for this resource are only loosely addressed.