Baseballs Greatest Hit
100 Years of Musical History


BROADCAST DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2008

10 AM AND 1 PM EST
GRADES 3-8

This EFT will take a look at the timeless song, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” written by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer a century ago. Today, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” is synonymous with a baseball game’s seventh-inning stretch, but the song was actually written to be performed on home pianos and the vaudeville stage.

Broadcast LIVE from Brooklyn, NY, this EFT will explore not only the song’s history, but also how the song has been performed in various musical genres (waltz, swing, jazz, and modern) for the past 100 years. How have these musical styles reflected the way people enjoyed entertainment and family life?

“Baseball’s Greatest Hit: 100 Years of Musical History” is designed for students in grades 3-8 and will offer standards-based curriculum in language arts, music, history, and technology. Music teachers will find the content of this EFT particularly applicable to their classrooms, but classroom teachers are also encouraged to participate. Baseball is a great springboard to teach many other subjects!

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