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Batter Up!: Activities

Activity 1


The students discuss a location for their team. Research should be done so there are  no more than two teams in the same city. For example, you can't have any more teams in NY, they already have the Yankees and the Mets.

The students are to write an essay to the Commissioner of Baseball requesting their location. They are to present this letter to the "commission" (actually the class) citing their reasons for choosing that city. If their essay is convincing, then the Commissioner (the teacher) can grant them the choice city for their franchise.

Assessment

  • Essay will be graded for grammar & spelling.
  • Presentation will be graded for oral delivery and persuasivness.


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