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Love doing baseball unit!
Old 03-24-2007, 07:24 PM
 

I do a baseball unit w/ my 4th graders, and will start it in a few weeks. Here are some activities I do.

Student Baseball Cards:
Each student creates a baseball card about himself/herself. The stats are just facts about themselves.

Baseball biographies:
Students draw from a hat a professional player's name. Then we spendsome time doing research online and using books. Students then create a "baseball card" for their player. You can even have the students do a "trading day" with their cards.

Baseball spreadsheet and graph:
Students choose a baseball team to track for ten games. They keep up with wins/losses for the 10 games on a spread sheet in excel. Then we use that data to create a graph.

Books:
Skinnybones by Barbara Park (novel, my favorite & students' favorite)
Baseball Saved Us not sure who the author is, but it is based on a "camp" during Vietnam War (or maybe WWII???) and how they played baseball to pass time
Teammates not sure who the author is
There are many others, but I can't think of them right now.

Hope you hit a "grand slam" with your baseball unit!
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