Character means treating fellow athletes as you’d like to be treated. That means showing respect for yourself, your teammates, your opponents, the coaches on both sides, and the umpires and referees. It also means having the courage to stand up for what’s right and speak out against what’s wrong. The Baseball Hall of Fame honors players not only for their accomplishments in the game, but also for the character and courage that they display both on and off the field. In this thematic unit, attributes such as perseverance, courage, humility, respect, leadership, sportsmanship, loyalty and citizenship are highlighted by the lives and careers of Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Lou Gehrig. During the videoconference, students will work with museum teachers to reinforce concepts and ideas introduced in the classroom.
- Become familiar with a variety of character traits as demonstrated by various Hall of Famers.
- Be encouraged to think before they act, set goals, and make good decisions.
- Develop their critical thinking and decision making skills.
- Gain a better understanding of the needs of their community, and experience a class-initiated community service project.
- Duration: 60 minutes (can be shorter or longer)
- Grades: 3-12
- Price: $150