The Boston Red Sox start another season of games at Fenway Park tomorrow, and along with with all the pomp and circumstance that usually comes with the home opener, the players will receive their 2007 World Series rings.
The Library has a range of materials on baseball, which can be found by doing a keyword search for baseball in the catalog and limiting your results to Wheelock. Here’s a selection to get you started:
- Looking for ways to use baseball in the elementary classroom? Try the baseball volume of Theme series: integrated activities for whole language and thematic teaching.
- The faith of fifty million: baseball, religion, and American culture explores the national pastime as a kind of civil religion (to which those who have worshiped at the shrine known as Fenway Park can attest).
- A whole new ball game: the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League gives the history of the teams made famous by the movie “A League of Their Own.”
- April is National Poetry Month, and there is plenty of poetry about the national pastime. One such title in Wheelock’s collection is At the crack of the bat: baseball poems.
Here’s hoping for a long, successful season for your favorite team!