Since the days of players traveling by train to get from stadium to stadium, geography has always played an important role in professional baseball. Where are baseball teams established and why? How do people and the physical environment influence the game? In this unit, students will explore these questions and more through map work, research, and creative activities. They will work both independently and collaboratively to learn about geographical concepts such as location, population, and culture. During the videoconference, students will work with museum teachers to reinforce concepts and ideas introduced in the classroom.
- Analyze maps to determine aspects of location and place. Calculate population density and recognize the impact of population on an area.
- Understand the concept of culture and be able to identify aspects of cultural geography.
- Appreciate and understand the role of geography in professional baseball.
- Duration: 60 minutes (can be shorter or longer)
- Grades: 3-12
- Price: $150