Baseball: Teaching Resources from the Library of Congress



Opening Day is almost here.  Whatever subject or grade you teach, find an angle to engage your students with Baseball resources from the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/baseball/  gathered around the theme of this quintessential American sport.

Primary Source Sets

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/baseball/

Start here for historical context, teaching suggestions, links to online resources, including an excellent teacher's guide with analysis organizers and guides.

Lesson Plans

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/baseball/lessonplans.html
Lessons created by teachers to explore the Library's baseball resources.

Collection Connections

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/baseball/collections.html
 
Historical context and ideas for integrating individual digital collections of primary sources into instruction.

Exhibitions and Presentations

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/baseball/exhibitions.html
 
Multimedia resources from the Library that include expert presentations, exhibitions, bibliographies, Webcasts, and other online materials.

Baseball Cards, 1887-1914

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/baseball-cards/

4,232 digitized cards - try the gallery, grid and slide views of this fascinating collection.

Warm regards,

Sherry Levitt, Director
Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Northern Virginia
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