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Baseball and Social Change: The Story of Roberto Clemente

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In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students learn about baseball legend Roberto Clemente, his early years in the United States during segregation, and changes in the 1960s that made the U.S. culture more open to Clemente’s Latino culture. Students develop their literacy skills through a social studies focus on how culture shapes individual identity and how a culture changes when new groups of people enter it. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos and interactive activities.

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Funder: Early funding for Inspiring Middle School Literacy was provided by the Leon Lowenstein Foundation.
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