Women's History: Dirt on Their Skirts

by  National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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If your students believe baseball is only for boys, they should think again. Rich with the history of women who broke barriers to play the National Pastime, this thematic unit covers 150 years of striving for equity and diversity on the diamond. Meet the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League of the World War II era, as well as the young ladies of the 19th century who played the game long before they even had the right to vote. What do skirts and strawberries, charm school and chaperones have to do with baseball? Each teaches an important lesson in the story of gals who gave their all so that boys and girls can play side-by-side today.

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By Request: $150.00

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One hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum number of participants. However, for optimum interactivity we suggest you limit the group to no more than 30 participants. If your program must exceed this number please contact the Hall of Fame at Education@Baseballhallofame.org or (607)547-0347 to discuss your programming optio

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

If the program is cancelled or rescheduled at least one week prior to the date of the program, then no fee is charged. If the program is cancelled or rescheduled less than one week prior to the scheduled date of the videoconference, then a $25.00 administrative fee may be charged.

Programs cancelled without notice by the school will be charged the entire program fee.

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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Cooperstown, NY
United States

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience, as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our National Pastime.

Education Department

Program Details


1. Introduction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
2. Discuss women in baseball.
3. Begin timeline of women in baseball.
4. Roleplay members of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
5. Finish timeline.
6. Question and answers.


A. Examine historical facts from various sources, including museum and library collections, artifacts, primary source documents, video and film, testimonials and Web sites.

B. Analyze milestones and events in the history of women's baseball to determine how their achievements led to a greater appreciation of equal opportunities in our modern culture.

C. Understand, the challenges women overcame in the 19th and 20th centuries to inspire increasing levels of confidence, accomplishment and respect in the classroom, the clubhouse, the kitchen and the corporate arena.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

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: RL.3.1/4.1/5.1, RL.3.3/4.3/5.3, RL.3.4/4.4/5.4, SL.3.1/4.1/5.1, SL.3.2/4.2/5.2
Grades 6-8: CCSS ELA CONTENT: RH.6.1/7.1/8.1, RH.6.4/7.4/8.4, RH.6.7/7.7/8.7, SL.6.1/7.1/8.1, SL.6.2/7.2/8.2, SL.6.4/7.4/8.4
Grades 9-12: CCSS ELA CONTENT: RH.9-10.1/11-12.1, RH.9-10.4/11-12.4, SL.9-10.1/11-12.1, SL.9-10.2/11-12.2, SL.9-10.4/11-12.4