Tradition or Barrier? Backwards Baseball

Tradition or Barrier III? Backwards Baseball

In this series of lessons students will use a Newsela article to discuss this implications of traditions as potential barriers of social change. Students will learn to develop and explain opinions with facts from a a text. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below. 

Curriculum Connections

  • ELA: Word Meaning, Opinion, PRO/CON
  • Social Studies: Government, Civics 

Newsela Article

Learning Objective

  • Today I am learning…to consider different points of view in current events.
  • So I can…develop an opinion using evidence from multiple sources.
  • I know I understand when…I can develop & explain my opinion with facts from the text.
  • Students will be able to…draw conclusions, using the text, and tie together several pieces of information from different articles, to find a common theme.

Learning Standard

Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

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