Black Diamond

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Score a home run with this packet of information on the very first player of the Negro League to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame — cultural groundbreaker and sports legend Satchel Paige. These worksheets include a brief history of Paige's life and career, a description of the Negro League and other major players, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle, and a coloring worksheet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Extension activities, including an opportunity to interview family members about their sport history and discussion questions for older learners, are provided
  • Includes major highlights of Satchel Paige's career and the Negro League 
Cons

  • No instructional steps included
  • Younger learners may have some difficulty with the reading level and comprehending the concept of segregation
Common Core