How do you follow baseball? Over time, fans have been able to track the game by reading sports writers' colorful stories in newspapers, listening to play-by-play commentary on the radio, and watching their favorite teams on television. In this unit, students find out about the various methods that have been used to report news and sports over time, including newspapers, radio, television, and the internet. At the same time, they practice the writing and presentation skills necessary to create an interesting and memorable sports report. Then, they examine primary source articles in order to discover the power and influence of a reporter's point of view. During the videoconference, students will work with museum teachers to reinforce concepts and ideas introduced in the classroom.
- Examine the history of mass media by researching various reporting techniques.
- Practice descriptive writing by relating a personal sports memory.
- Analyze primary sources in order to identify opinion and point of view.
- Appreciate, through teamwork and collective effort, the social experience of baseball through the delivery of a baseball broadcast.
- Duration: 60 minutes (can be shorter or longer)
- Grades: 3-12
- Price: $150