Hall of Fame History and Selection Process

by  Pro Football Hall of Fame

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This program is going to dive into the history of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and how the building that houses the bronze busts of the greatest to ever be involved in professional football came to be. It will discuss the connection to the city of Canton, Ohio and all of the changes the building has gone through. This program will also answer one of the most asked questions the Hall of Fame gets – how do you become a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Our excellent museum staff will answer this question for you! 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 5-12.

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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, Family & Consumer Science, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Leadership, Literacy, Problem Solving, 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 Hall of Fame History and Selection Process
10 minutes – Question and Answers


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

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core Standards Met:
• Language Arts:
o Reading Informational Text (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.[grade level].1-3, 5-9)
o Reading Foundational Skills (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.[grade level].4)
o Writing (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.[grade level].1-9)
o Speaking and Listening (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.[grade level].1-2,5)
o Language (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.[grade level].1-3)
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 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s);
Era 10: Contemporary United States (1968-Present)
• Technology: 1-Empowered Learner; 2-Digital Citizenship; 3-Knowledge Constructor