Juneteenth and Baseball

Learning About Our History

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Today is Juneteenth, National Watch Day, World Juggling Day, and World Sickle Cell Day.

June is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month; National Oceans Month; National Rivers Month; and National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme:  Juneteenth and Baseball


  • 325  - The Nicene Creed is adopted at the First Council of Nicaea.
  • 1846 - The first reported baseball game is played on Hoboken's Elysian Fields. The New York Nine defeated the Knickerbockers.
  • 1862 -  U.S. Congress abolishes slavery in U.S. territories.
  • 1865 - More than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, slaves in Texas are finally informed of their freedom. The day is now celebrated as Juneteenth.
  • 1910 - The first Father's Day is celebrated
  • 1917 - King George V changes the British royal family's surname from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.
    1953 - Convicted spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed.
  • 1964 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved by the Senate after an 83-day filibuster.



Heart - Barracuda - LISTEN
Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract- LISTEN


  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Juneteenth Song - VIEW
  • Grades K-12 - Learning for Justice - Teaching Juneteenth - READ
  • Grades K-5 - NHPBS LearningMedia - All About the Holidays - Juneteenth - VIEW
  • Grades 3-8 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Juneteenth Jamboree Celebrations - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 5-12 - ReadWriteThink - Celebrate Juneteenth - READ and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - PBS NewsHour - Should Juneteenth Be a National Holiday? - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Juneteenth Jamboree - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS Newshour - What is Juneteenth? 4 Things You Should Know - VIEW and READ
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS Newshour - Lesson Plan: History of Juneteenth and Why It’s Set to Become a National Holiday - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 7-12 - The African Americans - What is Juneteenth - READ
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia -Juneteenth Jamboree History - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Learning Media - Blackademics - Juneteenth - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - Basic Black - Juneteenth - VIEW
  • GRades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - American Black Journal - Juneteenth/The Tulsa Race Massacre - VIEW


  • Grades PreK-1- Sesame Street - Ernie Plays Baseball -  VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Baseball School - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 Sesame Street - Knock Me Out at the Ball Game - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Respect is a Homerun - Yankees and Red Sox - VIEW
  • Grades 4-8 - NHPBS Learningmedia - Dragonfly TV - GPS: Baseball  -VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Women in Baseball - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Ken Burns' Baseball in the Classroom - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - The Physics of Baseball - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - Ken Burns' Baseball - VIEW


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