Click on the link to find Lesson Plans that you may print out for use in your own classroom. Each lesson comes with directions, activity suggestions, and reproducible handouts. The materials available here can enrich your field trip or videoconference experience with the Baseball Hall of Fame. You may also use these materials independently to help you teach a variety of subjects using baseball as a catalyst. Please feel free to tailor these plans to your students’ needs. Each subject unit contains lessons appropriate for students in grades 2-12 unless otherwise noted.
All of our lesson plans are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts. Additionally, many of our lessons support Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) learning goals. If you have any questions about our curriculum, please contact us at education [at] baseballhall [dot] org.
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Geometry: Circling the Bases Examine how geometric concepts, such as circumference, area, perimeter and diameter apply to baseball. Students play an interactive baseball game to test their skills!
Statistics: Batter Up! Examine how mathematical concepts, such as addition, subtraction, fractions and decimals apply to baseball. Students play an interactive baseball game to test their skills!
Economics: The Business of Baseball Learn about the ever-changing value of a dollar
and explore other economic laws and concepts related to the National Pastime.
Physical Science: Science on the Sandlot Explore aerodynamics, the physics of friction, forces
of motion and other fascinating factors present in the game of baseball.
Innovation: Tools of the Trade Use observation and reasoning skills to determine how safety, technology, available resources and a desire for greater effectiveness have led to invention, change and
standardization of equipment.
Health Science: Be A Superior Example (BASE) Students explore how decisions related to food, exercise,and performance enhancing substances affect their overall physical, mental, and social well being. Through lessons and activities that reinforce positive decision making, participants gain an understanding of tools that are needed to succeed in athletics and life, and how they can Be a Superior Example in their own community.
Geography: Coast to Coast Visit some of baseball’s most famous stadiums while learning about geographical concepts such as direction, scale, regions,transportation and population.
Women's History: Dirt on Their Skirts Meet the women and girls who broke barriers to play the
National Pastime. This unit covers 150 years of milestones and achievements that led to greater opportunities for all.
Labor History: Hardballs and Handshakes Behind the big salaries are complex negotiations
between labor and management. Students compare and contrast models of resolving differences by exploring player organizations in baseball’s labor history. Recommended for students in grades 9-12
Civil Rights History: Before You Could Say "Jackie Robinson" Explore American history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement where stories of honor, courage, and perseverance are brought to life.
Popular Culture: Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Baseball was part of popular culture as early as the 1850s, celebrated in song, story, and art. Discover how baseball’s popular culture continues to influence our everyday lives.
Cultural Diversity: Diversity in the Dugout Discover how America’s National Pastime takes on unique flavors worldwide as cultures come together at the ballpark.
Communication Arts: Going, Going, Gone! Students have the opportunity to experience baseball
in a variety of ways as they explore changes in sports journalism and the media over the last two centuries.
Character Education Character attributes such as perseverance, courage, humility, respect, leadership and citizenship are highlighted as students explore the life of Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig. Recommended for students in grades 3-6.
Leadership: Leading Off Win or lose, leaders in baseball and other arenas display a consistent set of ethics and values that influence the real measure of their lives. In this unit, students explore the meaning of successful leadership. Recommended for students in grades 7-12.
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