Hank Aaron – Black History Month

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We are highlighting Hank Aaron during Black History Month. Born February 5, 1934 – January 22, 2001 Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron is a Black retired American baseball right fielder who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1954 through 1976. He was born in Mobile, Alabama. Aaron spent 21 seasons with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) before playing for the Milwaukee Brewers of the American League (AL) for the final two years of his career.
Aaron is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time. In 1957, he won the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, while that same year, the Braves won the World Series. Aaron’s consistency helped him to establish important hitting records. Aaron is in the top five for career hits with 3,771 (third) and runs with 2,174, which is tied for fourth with Babe Ruth. 

Homeschoolers/Educators/Parents: Sketch/color an illustration. Theme: games. Read this story by clicking here: Pied Piper of Hamlin in Learning to Read: Fairy Tale Adventures. Put these words in alphabetical order: game, baseball, counting, bases, music, follow, bases, running, children. Write about the Pied Piper game. Describe how the baseball game is played. List three Hank Aaron facts. Baseball game craft – supplies: cardboard, yarn, hole punch, marker, scissors, tape. Draw a circle on the cardboard with curvy lines on each side of the circle to resemble a baseball. Using the hole punch, punch holes on each side. Cut a long piece of yarn and put a small piece of tape around one end and tape the other end onto the baseball so it stays in place. Lace the yarn through the holes. You or an older child can show how to lace the yarn through the holes so that it looks like the stitches on a baseball. Then let your younger child try it, unlace it and do it again. Subtract: 3771-2174 =? and 2001-1934=? (Skillset: identify, comprehend, apply, creative, verbal, project, subtraction)

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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