Video and Web Conferencing/Field Trip Program Selections/Materials

While each program has suggested grade levels per the recommendation of the Hall of Fame’s Educational Advisory Panel, the program topics and supplemental materials can be adapted to meet those grade levels not included. Please contact us at Education@ProFootballHOF.com to learn how this can be arranged.

**Materials are updated for the 2016 school year**

STORYOFPROFB721. The Story of Pro Football - This program examines the “museum concept” brought to life through the use of our priceless artifacts and historical documents, which illustrates the museum approach of conveying the history of pro football through artifacts/documents. There is also a discussion on Northeast Ohio's historic ties to pro football and why the Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio. There is a 10-minute Hall of Fame video shown during this program. The 50-minute program, which is designed to be highly interactive, is supplemented by a lesson aligned with common core/national standards of education and is recommended for K-12.
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CAREERS722. Careers in the NFL This program examines the importance of education and the hundreds of careers available in and around the National Football League. A 10-minute career video, which examines a wide variety of careers with the San Francisco 49ers organization, is shown during this session. The 50-minute program, which is designed to be highly interactive, is supplemented by a lesson aligned with common core/national standards of education and is recommended for 5-12.
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AATB723. African American Trailblazers This program examines the contributions of African American pioneers in pro football, beginning in 1904 with the signing of Charles Follis to modern day players and coaches. A 10-minute segment from the NFL Film’s documentary Black Star Rising will be shown to reinforce the topic. The 50-minute program, which is designed to be highly interactive, is supplemented by a lesson aligned with common core/national standards of education and is recommended for 5-12.
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KANSAS_COMET724. The Kansas Comet’s Roommate This program examines the relationship between Hall of Famer Gale Sayers and his teammate Brian Piccolo. Not only will students examine the historical implications of being one of the first black/white roommates in the NFL, but also the character traits each of these players displayed in order to overcome adversity both on and off the field. A segment from the NFL Film’s documentary Black Star Rising will be shown to reinforce the topic. The 50-minute program, which is designed to be highly interactive, is supplemented by a lesson aligned with common core/national standards of education and is recommended for 5-12.
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NICKNAMES725. What’s with NFL Team Nicknames? – This program examines NFL team histories and how team nicknames were selected and the meaning behind those. Students will learn that not all teams are named from fan polls. Some team nicknames are deeply woven into the history of the communities or the geographic region in which they reside. The 50-minute program, which is designed to be highly interactive, is supplemented by a lesson aligned with common core/national standards of education and is recommended for 4-12.
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ART726. Visual Art and the Hall of Fame Experience – This program examines the architectural features of the museum in addition to sculptures, paintings, prints, photographs, videography and commercial/graphic art. Students will learn ways these works of art help visitors understand and appreciate various aspects of historical and social contexts related to museum displays. The 50-minute program, which is designed to be highly interactive, is supplemented by a lesson aligned with common core/national standards of education and is recommended for 6-12.
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MEDIA727. Media and the NFL – This program examines the role of television in the history of the NFL and its impact on viewers. Students will receive an overview of the history of television in the NFL and gain knowledge about the growth of the NFL through television. The topic will also examine the growth of Super Bowl advertising and TV ratings. The 50-minute program, which is designed to be highly interactive, is supplemented by a lesson aligned with common core/national standards of education and is recommended for 7-12.
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FIVESTAR728. The Five Star Museum – Students will learn about the Hall of Fame's priceless artifacts and historical documents by exploring the Hall of Fame from the eyes of a reporter, broadcaster, historian, statistician and artist. This program allows students to better understand the assessment process by becoming assessors themselves. The 30-minute program, which is designed to be highly interactive, is supplemented by a lesson aligned with common core/national standards of education and is recommended for K-4.
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9. Movement & Motion – This program examines the relationship of science and the game of professional football. Straight line movement, zig-zags, circular motion, back & forth, pushing & pulling - all movements that influence the sport. This 50-minute program, which is designed to be highly interactive, is supplemented by a lesson aligned with common core/national standards of education and is recommended for 5-12.

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10. Rule Changes – This program examines the storied history of the NFL and the rule changes it has seen. From the scoring system to the forward pass to the "Grid Iron", the game of football has changed in many ways since it has begun. Students will problem solve and see how these changes have affected America's most popular sport. This 50-minute program, which is designed to be highly interactive, is supplemented by a lesson aligned with common core/national standards of education and is recommended for 5-12.

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11. Custom Made Programs – The Hall of Fame is always willing to work with schools to custom make a program to meet a school’s individual curriculum needs. Please email us at Education@Profootballhof.com to learn how.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more supplemental classroom activities and/or ideas for custom made programs, please view our teacher activity guide