The World Series begins this week between the Houston Astros and LA Dodgers. This is an exciting time for all baseball fans and there are many different ways to tap into this enthusiasm in your classroom. Baseball can be used to teach different concepts in math and science as well as Language Arts and history. This collection of resources and lesson plans will help you find ways to incorporate America’s favorite pastime.
- Baseball: The National Pastime in the National Archives This digital book is available in many different formats. It uses documents, photographs, audio, video, and other records preserved at the National Archives to tell the story of baseball.
- Baseball Hall of Fame– Free lessons that are aligned with the Common Core Standards for Math and English Language Arts. There are lessons for math, social studies, science, the arts, and character education. There are videoconference lessons available, but they cost $150.
- Library of Congress Baseball Exhibitions and Presentations– Over a dozen resources that support instruction about baseball. There is also a link to lesson plans that were created by teachers for students in grades 6-12.
- The Physics of Baseball– Lesson for students in high school. Learn about motion, energy, aerodynamics, and vibration.
- Fun with Baseball Stats– This lesson is geared for students in grades 6-8. Included in the lesson plan are standards and objectives, materials list, assessments and extensions, reflection questions, and related resources.
- Making a Baseball Lineup– Math lesson for students in grades 3-5. Students will analyze data and select fictional baseball players based on player statistics.
- PBS Baseball by Ken Burns– Variety of lessons related to baseball for students in grades 6-10. Lots of historical information on the game and a variety of players and their stats.
- Narrative, Argumentative and Informative Writing About Baseball– Lessons based on Common Core standards.
Enjoy this oldie but goodie from Abbot and Costello.