Teaching with Historic Places: Discover the Jackie Robinson Ballpark

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Can sports and popular culture change public opinion? That's the essential question asked by a lesson plan that looks at the role Jackie Robinson's appearance at City Island Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida played in the desegregation of baseball. Class members investigate importance of renaming Daytona City Island Ballpark to Jackie Robinson Ballpark and designating it as a Historic Place in the National Park Service Cultural Historic Registry,

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members investigate other historic places to discover why the sites have been so designated
Classroom Considerations

  • Little scaffolding is provided to support the contention that sports and popular culture can change public opinion
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