20th Century Sports Teacher Resources

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Sports

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young historians create a newspaper story about a 20th century sporting event. After viewing a CD-ROM that has images and examples of sports stories from that time, learners strive to create a newspaper story that contains headlines,...
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Vaudeville: Mass Entertainment at the Turn of the 20th

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Investigate how vaudeville was one of the most popular forms of entertainment at the turn of the 20th century. High schoolers conduct Internet research and identify the characteristics of vaudeville, then write a five page paper...
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Athletes of the 20th Century

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research athletes of the 20th Century. In this athlete research lesson, students use the Internet to gather information to write a three paragraph essay. Students will include pictures in their essay.
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Sporting Tolerance

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars investigate African-American baseball players from the early 20th century. They read an article, answer discussion questions, write a journal entry, and create a poster-size baseball card for an athlete.
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Who’s on First? in the End Zone? at the net? in the Ring?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Pupils are introduced to some sport heroes from the 20th century. They are told that although many sports have their own Halls of Fame, there is no one list of the top 10 athletes from the 20th century. It is their job to research famous...
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Jackie Steals Home

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners draw on their previous studies of American history and culture as they analyze primary sources from Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s - 1960s in American Memory. A close reading of two documents relating to...
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SPORTS HISTORY

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students research and analyze the development of sports in our country. Students interpret the events in histors that have been reflected in the sports and leisure activities selected as individuals and as a nation. Students create their...
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A Walk Through the 20th Century

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use primary and secondary sources to study the literature, historical events, people, technology, medicine, government, entertainment and culture of the decades of the twentieth century.
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Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson Taking the Measure of a Man

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
During his first few games as the first black player in Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson proved that he could withstand the wily curveball of Johnny Sain as well as the racial epithets shouted from opposing teams' dugouts. A short...
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Women and Sports

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine how women in sports has changed over the years. In this women in sports lesson students research the benefits of being active. 
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Having Fun: Leisure and Entertainment at the Turn of the 20th Century

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students inquire about the history of enterntainment and flim. The development of the modern industry of entertainment is done from reflecting upon its roots and background. The discussion is leading to answering how Americans have...
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Press Perception of Jack Johnson

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students role-play the role of journalists during the 19th and 20th centuries. They create their own sports newspapers. They report on Jack Johnson's life and career.
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Learning to Be Consumers: The Emergence of Catalogs and Advertising

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners study the historical context of marketing and how it came to be so important in the 19th century. They analyze advertising in the 19th century, 20th century, and today to understand how much or how little has changed.
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The Frozen Gridiron

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students conduct research for this lesson plan is based on viewing the Historica Footprints, Normie Kwong, Russ Jackson, Ron Lancaster and Angelo Mosca. The first Grey Cup game was played on a cold, blustery day in December 1909. The...
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Good Sports

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students research a sports star from the past century. They prepare a short report on an athlete. They present their reports to the class.
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New Year's Eve: 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How was December 31, 1959 different than December 31, 2009? Young historians explore the political, social, and musical forces in the world made New Year's Eve a different experience during each decade of the 20th century. After groups...
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1970's Artifacts Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the impact of popular culture on Americans. In this 1970's America lesson, students view and identify artifacts from the decade at a selected Web site. Students then discuss their impressions of 1970's culture.
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Inventions and Inventors

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate an introduction to both Invention Convention and Unit 3 in the Social Studies Book, the teacher will point out that many changes occurred in the United States during the late 1800s and early 1900s.¿¿¿...
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The Sport of Kings: Horse Racing in America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils examine the history of horse racing. They discuss their experiences with horse racing and conduct Internet research. They select a topic related to the history of horse racing, write and present a report, and read and summarize a...
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Baseball Anyone

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the change in values from the 1920's to the present. In groups, students use the internet to analyze Pete Rose and gambling in sports. The 1919 scandal of the World Series is explored and discussed by students. They...
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World Cup: Did England rig the results?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss a rugby match to understand its world implications. In this rugby lesson, students read and analyze primary documents to find how sports effect world relations.  Students answer critical thinking questions related to the...
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Women in Baseball:Talk Show

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore the development of women's baseball during the 20th century. They "role play" women who participated in some form of baseball (amateur, semi-professional, or professional) as well as other advocates of women's sports as...
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Sportswriting

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students complete a variety of activities (using the Washington Post Newspaper) that reinforce concepts involved in sports writing.
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A "Virtual" Salon for Mrs. Taft

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students research the concept of a "salon." They create a guest list for Mrs. Taft. Students work in groups to select individuals from the first decade of the 20th century they would invite to one of Mrs. Taft's "gatherings." They...