I used this site in conjuction with the viewing of "A League of Their Own," in PE 334, Behavioral and Social Science Readings...
I used this site in conjuction with the viewing of "A League of Their Own," in PE 334, Behavioral and Social Science Readings in Physical Education. The specific project description was as follows:״Project Description:In class, we will watch ?A League of Their Own,? a fictional film that is based on facts surrounding the women who formed a professional baseball team during World War II to boost morale while the men where away fighting. While watching the film, you should take notes on any social/historical issues that are present, particularly as they relate to topics we have covered in this class. The most obvious issue will be gender in sport, and how the female sport experience is influenced by norms and values in the film (remember, World War II takes place in the 1940?s). To help you with this, you must visit the following website http://www.AAGPBL.org/index.html. This site contains historical information about the AAGPBL (All American Girls Professional Baseball League). While visiting this site, you must analyze how ?A League of Their Own? compares with the real AAGPBL (as represented by the above internet site), with particularly emphasis on historical aspects of sport participation and femininity, as well as hegemonic masculinity in sport at that time.In addition, also search the site for other information related to PE 334 course topics, such as socialization into physical activity, media representations of athletes/sports, modifications in games, etc.״Overall, the project worked out very well, as students enjoyed the opportunity to make comparisons between the film (which many had already seen) and real life representations of the AAGPBL, as represented by this website. Many students were able to find similarities between the website material and film, and many found differences, as well. Discussion about that which drives these similarities/differences in terms of a 1990's reproduction proved to be beneficial to the student learning of historical and gendered aspects of sport.Technical Remarks: The website was very usable and readable. My students all indicated they were able to navigate with relative ease. They enjoyed the project very much!