Coast to Coast: Baseball Hall of Fame Geography Lessons

The history of baseball reflects the story of expansion in the United States. New cities have emerged and modern stadiums have been built as a growing population fueled the popularity of our National Pastime. The result is an extensive network of baseball teams at every level – from the major leagues to the little leagues – that represent the communities and environments in which they play. Everything from jersey colors, names, and symbols to the foods served at ballparks reflects the local landscape and culture of baseball teams. A simple game that began with a bat and ball is now a comprehensive case study of how people and geography are interrelated.

All of the lessons and activities have been prepared to accompany “Geography: Baseball Coast to Coast.” You will find that the curriculum is organized into three levels: Level 1 for elementary school students, Level 2 for middle school students, and Level 3 for high school students.

Thanks to the NCGE and the Baseball Hall of Fame for working together to bring us these great resources…play ball!!  On a local note, what baseball team is the most popular in your area?  Is there a geography to fan support? 

See on baseballhall.org

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