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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

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

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