STUDENT ACTIVITIES USING
THIS WEEK’S MAPS101 CONTENT:
Discussing After reading this week’s GNN article, discuss how segregation affected individuals and professional sports. How successful has integration been and why? You can also use the questions at the end of the article for more discussion prompts.
Researching to Create Biographies Have students choose a player from a sport of their choice who broke stereotypes and helped integrate the sport. Examples include Tiger Woods in golf, Serena Williams in tennis, and so on. Ask students to research to create a biography of their sportsperson and explain how they were groundbreaking.
Explaining Ask students to explain why baseball is associated with summer and why it is considered America’s pastime. What is the connection between summer and the sport’s enduring popularity?