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Women's History: Dirt on Their Skirts

Women's History: Dirt on Their Skirts


If your students believe baseball is only for boys, they should think again. Rich with the history of women who broke barriers to play the National Pastime, this thematic unit covers 150 years of striving for equity and diversity on the diamond. Meet the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League of the World War II era, as well as the young ladies of the 19th century who played the game long before they even had the right to vote. What do skirts and strawberries, charm school and chaperones have to do with baseball? Each teaches an important lesson in the story of gals who gave their all so that boys and girls can play side-by-side today.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 9, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 3-8

  • Length: 45 minutes

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