The Negro Leagues: The People, Places and Experiences of Black Baseball

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Get out of the classroom and go for a walk, all while teaching students about the Negro baseball leagues of the early and mid-1900s. Based on a Walking Classroom podcast, this instructional activity explores the widespread impact of segregation on American society, specifically it's influence on America's favorite pastime, baseball. This interesting look racial inequality would make an excellent addition to your classes celebration of Black History Month. If MP3 players are not available, first listen to the podcast as a whole class, and then provide learners with a list of questions to discuss with a partner as they go on a class walk.

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Pros

  • A multiple choice quiz is provided for assessing student understanding of the history of Negro League baseball
  • Included podcast provides a comprehensive summary of the history of Negro League baseball
Cons

  • Lesson requires individual MP3 players for each student
Common Core