• Home
  • Explore Lesson Database
  • View Resources
  • Create & Edit Lessons
  • Review Student Work

Explore Lesson Database


Lesson: History of the Negro League Baseball


Author: Mildred S
Subject Area: Reading/Language Arts
Grade Level: 5 - 8

Introduction

Students will research the history of the Negro League Baseball. Students will pull information from multiple sources to write a report discussing the hardships faced by African American baseball players.

Goals

Students learn about the topic through a step by step writing process. Students generate ideas from multiple sources, use organizational strategies and tools such a s technology, graphic organizers, notes and outlines. Students compare and contrast a firsthand account of African American ball players in the Negro Leagues to a second hand account of their treatment found in Kadir Nelson's "We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball", attending to the focus of each account and information provided by each.

Directions

Find five articles that tell about the hardships of the Negro Baseball League. List the relevant facts from each one on note cards remembering to document the source. Write a paper after reading the articles and firsthand and secondhand account of experiences playing in the Negro Baseball League. Be sure to cite details from both texts to support key points. Activity: The report may be in the form of a poster, powerpoint presentation, graphic organizer.


Background Builder Background


Vocabulary Builder Vocabulary


Message:
Vocabulary Words:


Activity: Research Tou


URL URL 


Goals


Directions





CAST Strategy Tutor Copyright © 2004-2008, all rights reserved.

teacher_terrys_tips_large