Play Ball! (Primary Sources Edition)
Have you ever used current events to pique students’ interest? Leveraged your students’ hobbies to guide which primary sources you offer up for analysis? Do you have baseball fans in your classroom?
We’ve got a brand new resource full of primary source documents, photographs, video, audio, and more. It’s a free eBook we published just in time for Major League Baseball’s Opening Day this Monday, April 1. (Or Sunday March 31 if you prefer Opening Night!)
“Baseball: The National Pastime in the National Archives” is available for iPad or as an ePub for iPhone, Android, or eReaders. It tells the story of baseball in America through the records preserved here at the National Archives.
It covers a range of topics and time periods in American history. You could use the primary sources that we included when you teach about:
- The Federal policy of Native American assimilation in the early 20th century
- World War I
- World War II
- Japanese Internment
- Civil Rights
- Equal access and opportunity for women
- Congressional hearings