Baseball, the Color Line, and Jackie Robinson
Robinson became the first African American in the twentieth century to play baseball in the major leagues -- breaking the "color line," a segregation practice dating to the nineteenth century. Jackie Robinson was an extremely talented multi-sport athlete and a courageous man who played an active role in civil rights. (memory.loc.gov)
The place where kids are in the spotlight. (www.kidsinsports.com)
NCAA Educational Programs and Information.
Newspaper Activities that Span the Curriculum
Which team had the highest score? The lowest score? What is the difference between the highest and lowest scores?
Sports writing combines the best of news and feature writing. Sports writing is some of the most lively in the newspaper, since it combines news and feature writing.
Sports Illustrated For Kids
The online counterpart to Sports Illustrated For Kids magazine. This is a fun, safe environment for kids, filled with some of the best news, games, and interactive features on the internet. (www.sikids.com)
Physical education for everyone. (www.sports-media.org)
We´ve put together lists of educational newspaper activities aimed at the elementary-level student. Parents and teachers may want to adapt some of the activities to suit the needs of students´ different levels.
Women´s Sports Foundation
Founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, the Women´s Sports Foundation is a charitable educational organization dedicated to ensuring equal access to participation and leadership opportunities for all girls and women in sports and fitness. (www.womenssportsfoundation.org)