Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit

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National History Standards

Materials compiled in this document can be used by educators to fulfill the following National History Standards for Grades 5-12:

Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)

STANDARD 3: How the United States changed from the end of World War I to the eve of the Great Depression.

Standard 3C: The student understands how new cultural movements reflected and changed American society. 

5-12: Assess how increased leisure time promoted the growth of professional sports, amusement parks, and national parks. [Analyze cause-and-effect relationships] 

Primary Resources

  1. DESCRIPTION: Photograph, [Head of Man o' War (horse)]
    DATE CREATED/PUBLISHED:  c1933
    REPRODUCTIONS:  Ordering Information
    REPOSITORY: Library of Congress, Washington, DC

  2. DESCRIPTION: Photograph, Close up of Seabiscuit, in his stall at Belmont Park ...
    DATE CREATED/PUBLISHED:  1938, April 26
    REPRODUCTIONS:  How To Order Copies of This Item
    REPOSITORY:  
    Library of Congress, Washington, DC

  3. DESCRIPTION: Photograph, Seabiscuit across line to beat War Admiral
    DATE CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1938, November 1
    REPRODUCTIONS:  How To Order Copies of This Item
    REPOSITORY:  
    Library of Congress, Washington, DC

  4. DESCRIPTION: Photograph, [Charles S. Howard admiring his horse Seabiscuit, after the horse's victory in the Santa Anita Handicap]
    DATE CREATED/PUBLISHED:  1940, March 5
    REPRODUCTIONS:  How To Order Copies of This Item
    REPOSITORY:  
    Library of Congress, Washington, DC

  5. DESCRIPTION: Photograph, [Johnny "Red" Pollard jockeying Seabiscuit to win the 28th Yonkers Handicap at Empire City Race Track]
    DATE CREATED/PUBLISHED:  1937, August 24
    REPRODUCTIONS:  How To Order Copies of This Item
    REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress, Washington, DC

  6. DESCRIPTION: Photograph, Charles S. Howard's favorite picture of Seabiscuit, taken at Saratoga by Bert Clark Thayer, Pollard up / photograph by Bert Clark Thayer
    DATE CREATED/PUBLISHED:  1938, March 30
    REPRODUCTIONS:  How To Order Copies of This Item
    REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress, Washington, DC

  7. DESCRIPTION: Photograph, Pimlico racetrack, near Baltimore, Maryland. Looking from grandstand at Pimlico
    DATE CREATED/PUBLISHED:  1943 May
    REPRODUCTIONS:  How To Order Copies of This Item
    REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress, Washington, DC

  8. DESCRIPTION: Photograph, Pimlico racetrack, near Baltimore, Maryland. General view of Pimlico track
    DATE CREATED/PUBLISHED:  1943 May
    REPRODUCTIONS:  How To Order Copies of This Item
    REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress, Washington, DC

  9. DESCRIPTION:   Radio broadcast, Third Annual Santa Anita Handicap
    DATE CREATED/PUBLISHED: February 27, 1937
    SOURCE: American Experience: Races on the Radio

  10. DESCRIPTION:   Radio broadcast, Fourth Annual Santa Anita Handicap
    DATE CREATED/PUBLISHED: March 5, 1938
    SOURCE: American Experience: Races on the Radio

  11. DESCRIPTION:   Radio broadcast, Match Race between Seabiscuit and Ligaroti at Del Mar, California
    DATE CREATED/PUBLISHED: August 12, 1938
    SOURCE: American Experience: Races on the Radio

  12. DESCRIPTION:   Radio broadcast, Pimlico Special: Match Race between Seabiscuit and War Admiral at Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD
    DATE CREATED/PUBLISHED: November 1, 1938
    SOURCE: American Experience: Races on the Radio

  13. DESCRIPTION:   Radio broadcast, Sixth Annual Santa Anita Handicap
    DATE CREATED/PUBLISHED: March 2, 1940
    SOURCE: American Experience: Races on the Radio

Additional Media Resources

Seabiscuit: An American Legend. Companion website to Laura Hillenbrand's book

Seabiscuit. Official website for the movie.

American Experience: Seabisuit. PBS documentary website

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Additional Instructional Resources

Resources on Incorporating Primary Sources and Historic Sites in Classroom Instruction

American Experience Teachers Guide: Seabiscuit

Secondary Resources

Boyd, Eva Jolene, "War Admiral and the Red Badge of Courage"

Hillenbrand, Laura. Seabiscuit: An American Legend. New York: Ballentine Books, 2001.

________. "Four Good Legs Between Us."

Howard, Barbara. Letters to Seabiscuit. Seven Locks Press, 2003.

Lovgren, Stefan. "From Nag to Riches: The Story of Seabiscuit" National Geographic News July 28, 2003

Credits

Teaching American History in Maryland is a collaborative partnership of the Maryland State Archives and the Center for History Education (CHE), University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), and the following sponsoring school systems: Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Baltimore City Public School System, Baltimore County Public Schools, and Howard County Public Schools.

Other program partners include the Martha Ross Center for Oral History, Maryland Historical Society, State Library Resource Center/Enoch Pratt Free Library, with assistance from the National Archives and Records Administration and the Library of Congress. The program is funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

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