Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Take me out to the ballgame!

The World Series is about to begin! Tap into your students' love of baseball with resources from the Baseball Hall of Fame. A field trip to Cooperstown, NY may be out of the question, but with the resources available online, you can use baseball to teach on subjects ranging from the 3 R's to cultural diversity, leadership and women's history. See their wide-ranging thematic units by visiting http://education.baseballhalloffame.org/experience/thematic_units/index.html. In the menu on the left side of the screen, you may choose to find out more about Videoconferencing--scheduling a time to talk live with someone from the Hall of Fame. Whether you videoconference or use the thematic units, you're sure to score a homerun!

Are your students "ready for some football" instead? The Pro Football Hall of Fame offers a 237 page Teacher Activity Guide that teaches math and geography, among other subjects, as they relate to football. Guides are even available that are tailored to your favorite football team! If fall means football in your classroom, be sure to "tackle" the Football Hall of Fame's website at http://www.profootballhof.com/hall/teacheractivityguide.aspx and choose the Teacher Activity Guide image (or the link below it for the PDF version)!

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