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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Play Ball! Encouraging Critical Thinking Through Baseball Questions
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 60-minute sessions|
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  August 14
In small groups or individually, students make baseball cards for the players in the poem "Casey at the Bat." Students can use a word processor or the Character Trading Cards interactive to create their cards.
Grades 5 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  November 6
Students look at Naismith's original 13 rules for basketball and write about the rules and how they have changed in small groups.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 31
Students read messages sent to the White House from Jackie Robinson and discuss his role as an athlete and a civil rights activist, as well as the role of athletes in society.
Grades K – 8 | Professional Library | Book
This resource shows how to use television, movies, video games, music, magazines, and other media to motivate students and enhance literacy learning.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 5 – 10 | Activity & Project
Look at different online baseball trivia questions to see how they are written. Then have children write their own questions and play a trivia game.
Grades K – 5 | Podcast Episode
'Tis the season...for baseball! Engage your sports fans with these books about America's favorite pastime.