1. This program begins with an introduction to The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Cooperstown, NY.
2. Discuss the cost of a baseball and the reasons why the price has risen over the years.
3. Introduce the different time periods that the students will work within.
4. Students examine primary source documents and fill in their economic scorecards within their groups.
5. As a group, discuss our findings.
6. Examine a very famous and rare baseball card.
7. Question and answer period.
A. Examine historical data from various sources, including museum and library collections, artifacts, primary source documents, oral testimonies and Web sites.
B. Analyze data and interpret variables to compare and contrast their impact on economic trends, consumer prices, standard of living and the value of American currency across different eras.
C. Understand, through dialogue and practical application, how the evolution of baseball coincides with historic events that impact buying power, including the allocation of scarce resources and the four key pricing elements of material, energy, labor and transportation.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum proudly presents fun-filled, content-rich experiences for students from pre-K to grade 12. Our field trips are all aligned with Common Core State Standards, and also support other learning goals.
Grades 3-5: CCSS ELA CONTENT: W.3.8/4.8/5.8, SL.3.1/4.1/5.1, SL.3.4/4.4/5.4 - CCSS MATH CONTENT: 3.OA.A1/2, 3.NB.A.2, 4.OA.A.3, 4.NBT.B4/5/6, 5.NBT.B.5/6/7
Grades 6-8: CCSS ELA CONTENT: W.6.9/7.9/8.9, RH.6.1/7.1/8.1, SL.6.1/7.1/8.1, RI.6.7 - CCSS MATH CONTENT: 6.NS.B.3
Grades 9-12: CCSS ELA CONTENT: W.9-10.9/11-12.9, SL.9-10.1/11-12.1, SL.9-10.4/11-12.4