Integration and the "Barrier Breakers": Black Baseball 1945-1960
Young scholars explore integration of Major League Baseball, identify important individual baseball players who played key roles in integration, and analyze historical information through charts, graphs, and statistics.
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Baseball: The Tenth Inning - Bases Divided
Baseball is a relatively high-interest topic through which social studies classes can explore racial prejudice in the US. Video clips provide much of the background information that groups record on their handout and then share with the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Civil Rights in America
Civil Rights in America is the theme of this 2014 packet of materials prepared for Florida's Black History Month studies. Class members examine news reports and images of key civil rights leaders and events during the struggle for equal...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture
Packed with a wealth of information about African-Americans of note, this packet, and the links it provides to other resources, could be used as is for a month-long study of Black history or to supplement lessons already in your curriculum.
K - 12th Social Studies & History
"The Real McCoy:" African American Inventors in History
Class members research African American inventors, the challenges they faced in their attempts to patent their works, and the importance of their inventions to the development of technology. After a brief introduction to inventors Elijah...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The 1960s in America
Discover the incredible change and volatility that was 1960s America with an engaging, informative video. It begins with an extensive overview of pivotal moments during the civil rights movement and the subsequent shift toward militant...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Baseball and Race in the United States
Students examine Jim Crow baseball practices. In this history of baseball lesson, students discover the stories of African Americans who fought for to desegregate baseball. Students study and discuss primary resources regarding the topic...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Integration of Education and American Society
How did the struggle for Civil Rights during the 1950s transform American society and politics? Why are American schools integrated today? Class members explore these essential questions by examining a series of primary and secondary...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How One Teenager Unearthed Baseball's Untold History
Discover how one young man made a major impact on a generation of individuals through simple dedication, consideration, and passion for something he loved. Cam Perron discusses how after writing letters to retired baseball players from...
6 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History