Virtual Field Trip: Pop Culture Through Baseball Cards
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Geared toward students in grades 6-12 and their families, this free virtual field trip offers insight into American popular culture through the study of the history of baseball cards and the application of baseball terminology to everyday conversation.
Students will learn about the effects of the Civil War on the growth of baseball, the creation of tobacco and gum cards, the role of Topps executive Sy Berger in baseball cards' popularity, and the way that cards reflect changes in fashion and lifestyle. Students will also learn popular baseball terms and phrases and how they are used as part of language in everyday settings.