Health Science: Be A Superior Example (BASE)

Unit Overview

"Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is."

- Hall of Famer Bob Feller

The choices we make each and every day affect our lives and the lives of the people around us. In this unit, students explore how decisions related to fitness, nutrition, character and fair play 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. 

About the Curriculum

 
All of the lessons and activities that you will find below have been prepared to accompany "Health Science: Be A Superior Example." You will find that the curriculum is organized into three levels: Level 1 for elementary school students, Level 2 for middle school students, and Level 3 for high school students. Feel free to pick and choose lessons from multiple levels if you feel that your students are ready for a challenge or would benefit from a review.

Within each level you will find both pre-visit lessons and post-visit lessons. We strongly encourage you to use these materials before your visit or videoconference. We've found that students understand and learn so much more if they are prepared before their Hall of Fame experience.

Click on the links to view Adobe Acrobat documents, which you can easily print or save for later use. All lessons are aligned with Common Core State Standards.

Level 1 - Rookie


Elementary Level Overview & Table of Contents
Lesson 1 (Pre-Visit) The Athlete's Body
Lesson 2 (Pre-Visit) Healthy Eating Starts at Home 
Lesson 3 (Pre-Visit) Strong, Healthy Muscles
Lesson 4 On-Site Visit - or - Videoconference
Lesson 5 (Post-Visit) Your Hall of Fame

Level 2 - Intermediate


Intermediate Level Overview & Table of Contents
Lesson 1 (Pre-Visit) The Athlete's Body
Lesson 2 (Pre-Visit) Building and Maintaining the Athlete's Body
Lesson 3 (Pre-Visit) The Athlete's Body at Risk: Performance Enhancing Substances
Lesson 4 On-Site Visit - or - Videoconference
Lesson 5 (Post-Visit) Sharing Good Health with Others

Level 3 - Advanced


Advanced Level Overview & Table of Contents
Lesson 1 (Pre-Visit) The Athlete's Body
Lesson 2 (Pre-Visit) Building and Maintaining the Athlete's Body
Lesson 3 (Pre-Visit) The Athlete's Body at Risk: Performance Enhancing Substances
Lesson 4 On-Site Visit - or - Videoconference
Lesson 5 (Post-Visit) Sharing Good Health with Others

 

Be a Superior Example Today!

You can sign up to Be a Superior Example! The Baseball Hall of Fame has created an interactive BASE website geared towards students. We encourage all students and teachers to visit this site.

It's up to you to work hard on and off the field, make healthy and good choices, and be a good sport. Decide now to be true to yourself and to the game. Join our national registry! Make the pledge to live a life free of performance-enhancing substances. You can view the BASE program now!

the Hall of Fame’s BASE program, including the first major national registry to record individual commitments to live a life free of performance-enhancing substances. The registry will live online at www.baseballhall.org and will feature the incorporation of an interactive kiosk in the Museum in Cooperstown, which will feature profiles and photos of those who have made the commitment to the lessons of healthy living.