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Saturday morning baseball game

[Detail] Saturday morning baseball game

Lesson Overview

Students use primary sources focused on baseball to explore the American experience regarding race and ethnicity.


Students will:

  • analyze historical images;
  • create an original argument using primary sources;
  • pose historical questions after analyzing and reflecting on primary sources;
  • employ search strategies to obtain primary historical data from targeted collections of sources;
  • place the developments of race and ethnicity in America in historical context.


Time Required

Five classes

Recommended Grade Level

  • 9-12


  • Sports, Recreation & Leisure
  • Immigration & Ethnic Heritage


  • Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929
  • Rise of Industrial America, 1876-1900


Jennifer Schwelik & Greg Deegan