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  • kjoy
  • Waygookin

    • 18

    • April 12, 2010, 11:33:03 am
    • Busan
Baseball Lesson
« on: June 28, 2010, 03:45:02 pm »
I teach boys middle school and it can be hard to find something they are interested in.  This lesson worked quite well because they love baseball.
I introduced the topic and some vocabulary through "Take me out to the ballgame" and then we went over some vocabulary. There is a lot of vocab but it wasn't too much because the students knew many of the words already.
I ended the lesson by drawing a big baseball diamond on the board and dividing the class into 2 teams. I used magnets to represent the players.
I had one student come up as a pitcher and one batter from the other team. The pitcher drew a "what am I?" card and read the 3 clues one at a time and the batter had 3 chances (strikes) to guess the answer. The pitcher is changed after 2 pitches to give more students practice. Basically, the game goes until 3 outs and the teams change places.
I found some of my "who am I?" cards were a bit hard- so make sure to look through them and adjust to your class'' level. Also, make sure there are enough "home run" and "out" cards to keep the game moving more quickly :)

  • pmo48
  • Explorer

    • 9

    • December 09, 2010, 07:53:00 am
    • Ansan, South Korea
Re: Baseball Lesson
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 12:10:58 pm »
Great lesson

Re: Baseball Lesson
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 09:30:56 am »
Nice powerpoint.  I'll have to give this a try.

  • 64yun710
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    • 7

    • October 27, 2011, 02:09:48 pm
    • Gangwon
Re: Baseball Lesson
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011, 11:09:44 am »
It is nice. I am going to try this.

Re: Baseball Lesson
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 09:55:46 am »
Fantastic lesson! Thank you!

Re: Baseball Lesson
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 02:01:23 pm »
Do one of those Venn diagrams with MLB on on circle and KBO on the other where they intersect.  Using critical thinking and past experience, illicit prior knowledge by asking what's the same or different about both leagues.

Have them do a poster project in a group or solo about their favorite player or team.