Videoconference Curriculum

Welcome, Teachers!

Below you will find a listing of all of the programs currently available for a Hall of Fame videoconference.

Click on the modules below 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 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.

Mathematics

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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!

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!

Economics: Business of Baseball

Learn about the ever-changing value of a dollar and explore other economic laws and concepts related to the National Pastime.

Social Studies

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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.

Civil Rights: 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.

Cultural Diversity: Diversity in the Dugout

Discover how America’s National Pastime takes on unique flavors worldwide as cultures come together at the ballpark.

Geography: Baseball Coast to Coast

Visit some of baseball’s most famous stadiums while learning about geographical concepts such as direction, scale, regions,transportation and population.

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.

Science

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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.

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.

Character Education

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Character Education: The Iron Horse

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.