Social Networking, Media, Pop Culture, Internet Culture, and Technology in the Social Studies Classroom
If you are a teacher, you have to watch this. If you have school age children, you have to watch this. And if you know a teacher….make them watch this. I plan on showing this at staff development for our new school year.
If you need some motivation while you’re grading and lesson planning this weekend.
July 21, 1959: Pumpsie Green First African American to Play for Red Sox
On this day in 1959, Elijah Jerry “Pumpsie” Green made his debut as the first African American man to ever play for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox were the last team in the major leagues to become racially integrated, after opting not to sign other black baseball legends like Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays in the past. Green stayed with the Red Sox for four seasons, then signed on as a sub for the New York Mets before retiring.
How well do you know baseball? Take the Ken Burns Baseball Trivia Quiz to find out!
We can reach out to our students interests in all sorts of ways. Have a baseball fan in your classroom? Assign a project where he/she can research all about different historical events in baseball.