What: This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the Negro Leagues and the segregation that forced a separate league, reflect on their perspectives regarding the decision by MLB, and write an essay that expresses their point of view.
Target grade level: Grades 6-9
Source: Anti-Defamation League
- Students will learn about some of the history of the Negro Leagues and the segregation of Black players.
- Students will reflect on their opinions about the MLB decision to make some Negro League player statistics part of MLB history.
- Students will express their point of view with evidence through the writing of an essay.