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Begin this Exploration and Bring History into Today's Classroom
This course is designed for K-14 educators to critically examine the history of baseball in America, from its origins to present. Participants will conclude with a final course project in which a virtual learning experience is created for K-14 students. While the history of baseball can be historically traced to the 19th century, it continues to be a significant part of the contemporary American and international culture. Even though baseball has similarities to the ball games that predate it as a sport, baseball has evolved in America to stand apart from other professional games, such as football, basketball, ice hockey and soccer. Throughout this course, you will examine the origins and fundamentals of baseball as a sport.
- Examine the history of baseball from its origins to the present
- Describe ways in which the understanding of baseball, and its history, is valuable as an educator
- Identify materials related to baseball and its history to create media-rich instruction for K-14 students
- Identify how baseball has served as a platform for tackling larger cultural diversity issues within the United States
- Create curriculum that uses baseball as the foundation for larger topic and subject area studies
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grade K-14) looking to foster a deeper appreciation for sports history and culture and instill the same in their students
Course Materials: Audio Course, The Modern Scholar: Take Me Out to the Ballgame: A History of Baseball in America by Timothy Shutt, available online at audible.com, iTunes, and Amazon.com to download. Materials may also be available at or from: eBay, Craig's List, public libraries, or your school library.
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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series
- Historical Spotlights Series : Courses - Enroll in One or More