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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Roaring Twenties, Part III

In our two-week dash through ten years of history from the 1920s, we also read about Babe Ruth and baseball. I supplemented the readings about Ruth with some library books on the game of baseball and Lane and I talked about the rules of the game, the stats, and even squeezed in some batting practice. We haven't played tee-ball or softball, so we had plenty to learn about the great American game.

To get a feel for the game, I drew a poster sized ball diamond and we used Lane's army men for players and mapped out the game. 

One of our library books, The Girl Who Struck out Babe Ruth, infuriated Lane who latched onto Ruth as a great heroic player and had now appreciation for a girl striking him out! We also read The Legend of the Curse of the Bambino, which tells the tale of the legend surrounding Babe Ruth's Red Sox and their 80 year "curse." Lane thought the illustrations in this book were odd since they characterized Ruth's figure, giving him tiny feet and oversized shoulders and head. 

After studying baseball, Lane's been drawing his own players and trying his hand at showing batters, catchers, and umpires.

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