Baseball was part of popular culture as early as the 1850s, celebrated in song, story, and art. Today, baseball images and references are often a part of our everyday lives. In this unit, students analyze a variety of different types of popular culture from food to poetry to film. Each of these types of popular culture has been heavily influenced by baseball. Students will also be challenged to look at examples of popular culture from the past to determine what can be learned about baseball’s effect on everyday life during other time periods. During the videoconference, students will work with museum teachers to reinforce concepts and ideas introduced in the classroom.
- Recognize that the experience of a baseball game involves many aspects of popular culture including entertainment and food.
- Understand descriptive language through analysis of film reviews and poetry.
- Critically observe and describe objects.
- Draw conclusions about the past through exploration of objects.
- Duration: 60 minutes (can be shorter or longer)
- Grades: 3-12
- Price: $150