The Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon has now launched a series of standards-based lesson plans for teachers to potentially use while working with students virtually. The lessons were developed by Massachusetts teachers and focus on English/language arts, history, social studies, wellness, math and science. The lessons target students ranging from Grades 3 through 10.
“We would typically be hosting daily field trips at The Hall, and our education mission calls for us to provide relevant education enrichment programs,” said Bryan Morry, the executive director of the Patriots Hall of Fame. “When we opened the Patriots Hall of Fame, we worked with area teachers to develop lesson plans as part of our education program. So during this unusual period in our history, we have worked to meet our mission differently by providing teachers, students and families a menu of options to aid their distance-learning efforts.”
The lesson plans are part of the Patriots Hall of Fame’s efforts to assist at-home education taking place during the stay-at-home measures required by the Coronavirus health situation. Additionally, the Patriots Hall of Fame has several fun, educational at-home activities available for students and families.
All of the education initiatives can be accessed here: https://www.patriotshalloffame.com/hall-education-activities/. Additionally, the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Teacher Activity Guide is available on lesson plan page.
The Patriots Hall of Fame has actively added to its at-home education activities since schools were closed in mid-March, but launched the lesson plans today.
“We just felt like teachers might need more options to keep students engaged in learning from home,” Patriots Hall of Fame education coordinator Moriah Illsley said. “Our field trip education modules use football to augment the concepts teachers are using in their traditional classrooms. The lesson plans and at-home activities will hopefully fill that void while at-home learning is taking place.”
The lesson plans have been adapted for virtual learning. Additionally, the Patriots Hall of Fame has collaborated with the Patriots Foundation to expand its Read Between the Lines reading blitz while also launching a stay-at-home essay contest. All of the educational initiatives are part of the Patriots Together While Apart program. More information on all Together While Apart initiatives can be found here: www.patriots.com/covid19