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Lesson Plan: Hank Aaron Hits His 715th Home Run, Breaking Babe Ruth's Record

Lesson Details

Subject: History

Grade Level: High School

Duration: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the significance of Hank Aaron's 715th home run in baseball history
  • Understand the impact of Hank Aaron's achievement on the Civil Rights Movement
  • Can analyze primary sources related to Hank Aaron's record-breaking home run

Methodology

The lesson will begin with a brief lecture on the history of baseball and the significance of Babe Ruth's record. Students will then watch a video of Hank Aaron's 715th home run and discuss its impact on baseball and the Civil Rights Movement. Next, students will analyze primary sources related to the event, such as newspaper articles and photographs, and discuss their findings in small groups. Finally, students will write a reflection on the significance of Hank Aaron's achievement.

Resources/Materials

  • Video of Hank Aaron's 715th home run
  • Primary sources related to the event (newspaper articles, photographs)
  • Writing materials

Activities

  • Lecture on baseball history and Babe Ruth's record
  • Watch video of Hank Aaron's 715th home run
  • Small group discussion of primary sources
  • Individual reflection on the significance of Hank Aaron's achievement

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13 months ago
This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for History/Social Studies.

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