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The most pressing issues of our time have histories that often intersect with the world of sports. Give your students the unique experience of examining how sports culture has reflected, shaped and even altered the course of American life, sometimes leading the way.

Race
In what ways did baseball illustrate and disrupt systems of racial oppression in 20th-century America? Learn about systemic racism in professional baseball, the Negro Leagues and Jackie Robinson’s role as a change agent.View Lesson Plan
Immigration
How has immigration shaped American life? Explore the complicated history of American immigration through the lens of Yogi Berra’s family story.View Lesson Plan
Gender
Why don't women play baseball? Learn about the history of women and our national pastime, and consider how sporting culture has challenged historical conceptions of gender and identity in our country.View Lesson Plan
Financial Literacy
How do athletes manage the financial windfalls that come with professional success? Explore the challenges that sports figures face when their dreams come true.View Lesson Plan

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