Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to Baseball
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Baseball: Across a Divided Society - Primary Source Set
by Library of Congress
Sheet music, video clips, images, trading cards, and photographs tell the story of how baseball emerged as the American national pastime. Featured primary source items show Americans from different backgrounds and social experiences embracing the sport. A Teacher Guide (7 p. PDF) provides background on baseball in the context of American social and economic history, including a focus on minority participation, and a discussion of baseball in both urban and rural contexts.
|Grade Level: 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Sports and Recreation; History and Social Studies; Music
|Resource Type: Video recordings; Primary sources
|Subjects: Baseball; Sports; United States--Social life and customs; Social history
Geographic locations: United States
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