Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech Audio
Recording (Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech
audio book)

This moving audio performance of Lou Gehrig’s famous Farewell speech,
a brilliant example of extemporaneous speaking (unplanned and
unrehearsed), is a unique opportunity to bring sports history to life for your
children. Performed for you by long-time professional actor and voice
talent with over 15 years of experience as an educator, Wm. Daniel File,
this powerful rendition will add sensory depth to your child’s sports unit
studies, and can also be used very effectively to supplement speech and
public speaking units. The recording includes both a fun and fascinating
introduction to the speech and of course the performance of the speech
itself. Burn it to CD, add it to your child’s i-tunes play list, or play it directly
on your computer. This is a recording you’ll want to use again and again,
throughout your studies.

Other recordings of famous speeches by AUDIOFILE: Abraham Lincoln’s
“Gettysburg Address,” Patrick Henry's “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”
and “The Night Before Christmas.”

Use these affordable recordings to supplement your history and public
speaking studies throughout the year.
Files are in PDF format. You can download Acrobat here

Study cultural norms and society’s values through the lens of baseball, the quintessential American
recreational activity. Engage students with primary source songs, baseball cards, letters and speeches.
Read about the accomplishments of baseball greats such as Maris, Cobb, Ruth and others.  Trace the
course of desegregation through Jackie Robinson’s experiences breaking the colour barrier in baseball.

Four of baseball’s greatest hitters of the 1950s are highlighted on this page. Each of these players set
and broke amazing records during their careers.

Hank Aaron
Henry L. “Hank” Aaron, an African American, was born on February 5, 1934, in Mobile, Alabama. At the
age of 17 he signed up with a team in a Negro league and in 1954 was drafted by the major league
Milwaukee Braves, which moved to Atlanta in 1966. Later in his career he returned to play for the
Milwaulkee Brewers. His most memorable baseball moment came when he hit his 715th home run to
surpass Babe Ruth’s longstanding record. When Aaron retired in 1976 after 23 major league seasons,
that home run total had reached 755.

Mickey Mantle
New York Yankee centrefielder Mickey Mantle was one of the most feared power hitters of the 1950s. He
led the American League in home runs four times during his eighteen-year career, had ten seasons
batting more than .300, four slugging titles, three Most Valuable Player awards, and he won the Triple
Crown in 1956 when he hit .353 with 52 home runs and 130 runs batted in. He was probably the game’s
most powerful switch-hitter ever. Mantle was born on October 20, 1931, in Spavinaw, Oklahoma, and
died in 1996 after a liver transplant operation.

Willie Mays
Born William Howard Mays, Jr. on May 6, 1931, in Westfield, Alabama. African American Willie Mays
began his professional baseball career with the New York Giants in 1951. Known as the “Say Hey Kid,”
this popular batter and centrefielder made the most famous catch in baseball history at the 1954 World
Series with his back-to-the plate, over-the-shoulder grab of a 425-foot drive. The Giants moved to San
Francisco for the 1958 season. Mays, always a crowd favourite with New Yorkers, won over the San
Francisco fans with his playing ability. Throughout his 22-year career he hit 660 home runs, ending third
on the overall home run list just behind Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.

Joe DiMaggio
Nicknamed “The Yankee Clipper” and “Joltin’ Joe,” Joe DiMaggio was born on November 25, 1914, in
Martinez, California. As a centrefielder for the New York Yankees, he led his team to nine World Series
titles. His trademark was his wide stance—the widest of anyone in baseball—which enabled him to
earn a lifetime batting average of .325 and a slugging average of .579, making him number six on the all-
time list. In 1941 he batted safely in 56 consecutive games. After several injuries, Joe retired in 1952
with 361 career home runs. He went on to marry movie star Marilyn Monroe and became a celebrity
television spokesperson.

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parent, a little about the history. Of
course you will explain, describe
and debate with your children in a
manner which is appropriate to
their age.

This thematic unit is suitable for
early and more advanced learners,
and for a theme within your
homeschool classroom. Use the
activities to enhance inter alia
alphabet and number skills, motor
skills, reading, writing and word
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