Negro Leagues Baseball: Its Rise and Demise
Students research various Negro Leagues from 1920-1948. They identify inception dates, elements contributing to failure, and date league ceased to exist, and create interactive multimedia timelines.
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Building Background Knowledge: Why Do Workers Strike? (Chapter 11: "Los Aguacates/Avocados")
Make connections between Esperanza Rising and human rights with the activities outlined here. The lesson starts out with a brief quiz and review of the novel. After that, pupils circulate and share quote strips that you give to them. The...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
World War Two Causes
If you're searching for a range of activities and worksheets on the subject of the onset of World War II, then this is the booklet for you. Featured topics include the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Hitler's rise to power, the...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
Negro Leagues Baseball and the Law
Students examine historical law and its impact on Negro Leagues Baseball and Black Americans. Students identify and research laws contributing to segregation or integration, and choose one law to reenact in a historically accurate manner.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Celebrating 100 Years of Negro Leagues Baseball
Ninth graders locate original locations of Negro Leagues Baseball teams using latitude and longitude, calculate distances between locations using maps and/or Internet resources, and use critical thinking skills to compare and contrast...
9th Social Studies & History
Bases Divided: Segregation And Discrimination in Baseball
Students view video and conduct research on how baseball has reflected the social context of American history. They work in groups to investigate outstanding minority baseball players, including racial minorities and women, and develop...
7th - 10th Physical Education