Students examine what was occurring historically, not only in baseball, but also in the world from 1930-1940. Students discuss, compare and contrast, and graphically represent Negro Leagues and Major League baseball conditions and contributions.
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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
Radio Broadcasting Before Television
Students compare the radio to other forms of mass communication. In this Radio Broadcasting Before Television activity, students learn the different types of radio shows in the 1920s and 30s. Students write and perform radio scripts...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Film Language and Elements of Style
How do you read a frame? How do you read a shot? Here's a resource that shows viewers how to read films. As part of the study, class members examine the camera angles, lighting, movement, and cinematic point of view in Mr. Smith Goes to...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Free and Independent Press—Lesson Plan
Students determine how free press principles can be compromised. In this global studies instructional activity, students read an article titled "Free and Independent Press." Students respond to discussion questions regarding the article.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Australian Geography Unit
At the heart of this resource is a beautifully detailed PowerPoint presentation (provided in PDF form) on the overall physical geography of Australia, basic facts about the country, Aboriginal history, and Australia culture and lifestyle.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How the Allies Won World War II: Island-hopping in the Central Pacific
Using primary source documents, young historians explore the strategies the US used to defeat Japan during WWII. They also learn about the American military experience, and innovations that changed the style of warfare. Students benefit...
9th - 12th 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