Media and the NFL (FREE)

by  Pro Football Hall of Fame

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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 grades 7-12.

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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, International, Language Arts/English, Leadership, Literacy, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Social Studies/History, Technology/Information Science, Writing

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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 NFL and TV
10 minutes – Question and Answers


o Examine and respond to media, such as television, and its impact on its viewers.
o Gain knowledge about the growth of the NFL through media.
o Use mathematical concepts in calculating costs of television advertising as it relates to NFL games.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core Standards Met:
• Language Arts: Reading Informational Text; Reading Foundational Skills; Writing; Speaking and Listening; Language
• Mathematics: Counting and Cardinality; Statistics and Probability

National Standards Met:
• Economics: 1-Earning Income; 2-Buying Goods and Services; 4-Using Credit
• Technology: 1-Basic Operations and Concepts; 4-Technology Communication Tools; 5-Technology Research Tools