Living History: Baseball in the Blue and Gray
This course takes the participants on a pilgrimage to Cooperstown, NY, the home of baseball. Students learn the facts and the myths surrounding “the American Pastime.” By the time of the Civil War, the basic rules of baseball are established and widely played among the Union soldiers. The course begins at the Baseball Hall of Fame, where the rules and history are explained. The course then shifts to nearby Glimmerglass State Park where participants recreate a game wearing Union uniforms and playing by the rules of 1864.
Participants drill and recreate a 19th century Union encampment.
The next day, the class returns to the Baseball Hall of Fame for an indepth tour of the Hall of Fame led by the educational director.
Participants gain knowledge and experience to re-create activities in the classroom for their students.
Prerequisites: Teachers will be asked to create a Civil War encampment and baseball field, participate in military drills, and in an 1864 baseball game
Target Audience: Regular and special education teachers, grades K-12, social studies, science, ELA, art, music, technology, math, physical education, home and careers, industrial arts educators
Presenters: Rob Buccheri, Keith Reilly, Living History instructors
Dates: Friday, July 12, 201312:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 13, 2013 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
Credit: In-service credit based on district policy
Fee: $150 Meals are covered by LHEF; participant is responsible for travel expenses. Registration is required by June 28, 2013. This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, The Living History Education Foundation, and PNW BOCES.