Use these lesson plans, created by teachers for teachers, to explore the baseball materials.
Baseball, Race Relations and Jackie Robinson (Grades 9-12) Students explore racism in the United States, both in and out of sports.
Baseball, Race and Ethnicity: Rounding the Bases (Grades 9-12) Students use primary sources focused on baseball to explore the American experience regarding race and ethnicity.
African American Identity in the Gilded Age: Two Unreconciled Strivings (Grades 8-12) Students examine the tension experienced by African-Americans during the Gilded Age. The Play section highlights the African-American experience in baseball.
Twentieth Century Entertainment: When Work is Done (Grades 6-12) Students develop albums that reflect a thesis about leisure time in the United States between 1900 and 1950. Students may choose to focus on the topic of baseball for their group album projects.