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1 Information written in italics are my notes about how I would use the slides for instruction. Text written in BOLD andRockwell font is the PowerPoint slide information the students will be presented with.

2 Character Courage Loyalty

3 With a partner discuss what those words mean to you. We will brainstorm as a class after the students discuss with each other. I will then type their responses here in list form and we will save it to this document and be able to look back on it later.

4 LLWS So what does character, courage, and loyalty have to do with our leadership class? Students will view the following video as an intro into our unit on the little league world series, its hometown connections, and how aspects of the organization can teach them how to become a better leader.

5 We will then have a discussion about what the class knows about little league baseball and what they want to know What We KNOW I will save the students responses here What We WANT To Know

6 A little Intro …. In total, a representative team from the United States has won the Little League World Series title 37 times, the most of any participating country. Taiwan is second with 17 victories and Japan is a distant third with 6 victors. California holds the record for the State with the most victories at 5. Numerous Major League players participated in the Little League World Series including Gary Sheffield and Matt Holiday. The first Little League World Series was held in 1947 and featured four teams from around Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

7 Students will now get broken up into 4 expert groups. Each group will start on their designated activity page and follow the different links. They can also find more by researching on their own. The activity page is just a starting point for them. Each group will then present their information to the class. Each activity has a primary source analysis that the students will have to fill out as a group and share with the class and a worksheet to follow as they research to help keep them organized for their presentation. (For the actual project students will collect their resources and pictures onto a wiki page)

8 Group 1 The History of The Little League World Series History of The Little League World Series History 1 History 2 Chronology series-williamsport-pennsylvania.jpg

9 Group 1 Tasks Poster Analysis Worksheet Make historical picture collage Share analysis worksheet Find 1 new historical fact your group found interesting

10 Activity 2: Choose a Region Williamsport Welcomes Uganda (MEA)! Jimmy Rollins Helps Ugandan Little Leaguer Friendship and BaseballFriendship and Baseball The story of two boys, two countries and how baseball brought them together Little League Grand Slam ParadeLittle League Grand Slam Parade Members of the Little League team from Lugazi, Uganda, ride in the Little League Grand Slam Parade as it makes its way through Williamsport PA. Oregon V. UgandaOregon V. Uganda The first game ever played in the Little League World Series by a team from Africa

11 Map of Little League regions The international regions are: Canada Mexico Asia-Pacific Japan Europe Middle East and Africa (MEA) Latin America Caribbean The national regions represented New England Great Lakes Mid-Atlantic Midwest Southeast Southwest Northwest (including Alaska) West (including Hawaii)

12 Group 2 Tasks Map Analysis Worksheet Make a picture collage of another region Share analysis worksheet Find 2 interesting facts about the region your group chose

13 Activity 3 Take Me Out to the Ball game! How baseball has influenced music Baseball Music Project Listen to "The Greatest" by Kenny Rogers A hit single, The Greatest, is a song about life from a childs point of view looked at through a baseball game. Released by Kenny Rogers as part of his 1999 comeback album, She Rides Wild Horses, it holds a special place in the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum in South Williamsport, Pa. The acclaimed singer presented Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, with a framed print of the 1999 Little League World Series, the She Rides Wild Horses album cover and a gold cassette to commemorate the Recording Industry Association of Americas announcement that more than 500,000 copies of the cassette or compact disc were sold. Mr. Rogers performed the song at the 1999 Little League Baseball World Series. Full story below. Kenny Rogers plays for Little League World Series

14 Group 3 Tasks Sound Recording Analysis Worksheet Share analysis worksheet Find 3 more songs inspired by baseball

15 In 2001, U.S. President Bush initiated what he described as the White House Tee Ball Initiative. The purpose was to promote interest in childhood sports, including baseball and softball. According to the White House, the Tee Ball Initiative promoted "a spirit of teamwork and service for America's youth." The plan was to invite teams from around the United States to play Tee Ball at the White House. Teams were to be selected by the Little League Baseball Association. T-Ball on the South LawnT-Ball on the South Lawn (2008) Activity 4 Little League at the White House President Regan with ESPN personality being inducted into Little League Hall of Fame

16 Group 4 Tasks Photo Analysis Worksheet Analyze either President Bush or Regan picture and share analysis worksheet. Report on how the White House has been involved with Little League Baseball over the years. Report on how the President has been involved in Little League Baseball over the years.


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