The Story of Pro Football (FREE)

by  Pro Football Hall of Fame

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This program examines the "museum concept" brought to life through the use of priceless artifacts and historical documents, which illustrates the museum approach of conveying the history of pro football through artifacts/documents. The program includes a discussion on Northeast Ohio's historic ties to Pro Football and why the Hall of Fame is in Canton, Ohio. 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 grades K-12.

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50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Economics/Business, Family & Consumer Science, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Leadership, Literacy, Reading, Social Studies/History, Technology/Information Science, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Google Hang Out

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Pro Football Hall of Fame

Canton, OH
United States

The Pro Football Hall of Fame's mission:

Honor the Greatest of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values, and Celebrate Excellence Together!

Helping to fulfill this mission are the many educational and youth initiatives offered by the Hall of Fame.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Youth & Education Department is committed to empower youth around the world and aims to inspire young people to achieve Hall of Fame success on and off the field. Our BEST work will yield a new generation of character, courage & compassion. Young men and women of nobility, integrity and honor who are both inclusive (of all races & religions) and prepared to respect, and, if necessary, defend,
those who are weaker or different than themselves. A new generation that shall make our families stronger, our communities closer, our companies more competitive, our country greater and our world a better place to live. A positive & passionate generation of perseverance, excellence & love.

Jerry Csaki

Program Details


10 minutes – Welcome/Mission/Values
30 minutes – Discussion/Videos on Pro Football History
10 minutes – Question and Answers


o Read information to build understanding of texts and to acquire new information.
o Adjust their use of written language to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
o Conduct research by gathering data.
o Demonstrate knowledge of language structure and conventions.
o Use technology to create a final written product.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core Standards Met:
• Language Arts: Reading Informational Text; Reading Foundational Skills; Writing; Speaking and Listening; Language

National Standards Met:
• US History K-4th Grade: Living and Working Together in Families and Communities, Now and Long Ago; The History of Students' Own State or Region
• US History 5th-12th Grade: Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930); Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945); Era 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s); Era 10: Contemporary United States (1968-Present)
• Technology: Basic Operations and Concepts; Technology Communication Tools; Technology Research Tools