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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.
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
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
Women in Sports
Why don't women play professional baseball? Learn about the history of women and our national pastime, and consider how historical events regarding women’s rights affected womens’ roles in American sports.View Lesson Plan
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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