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The Learning Center

Please use this guide as a learning enhancement tool with your children or students while you visit the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. The answers to these questions are available at the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum.

The Importance of Nutrition and Conditioning 

1. What does the body use to power the muscles?

2. How and why does a stronger athlete have an advantage over a weaker athlete?

3. What part of the body is a natural shock absorber? How does it work?

Sportswomen of Colorado

1. What is the Sportswomen of Colorado organization?

2. What are the 5 goals of the Sportswomen of Colorado organization?

3. Who are 3 of the featured honorees and what are their accomplishments?

4. What year were the following athletes Sportswoman of the Year, and for which sports?

Amy Van Dyken, Tanya Haave, Yolanda Johnson, Alison Dunlap

5. In what year were the first track and field events held in the Olympics?

The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum

1. When was the first Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Banquet held?

2. How many inductees are in the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame? Who is your favorite and why?

3. In 1966, who won her third consecutive National Figure Skating Championship and World Championship?

4. What sporting event, played in 1999, attracted the largest crowd (over 90,000) in history to see a women’s sporting event?

Sports Today

1. Why are sports an important part of our culture?

2. What is you favorite sport and why?


Lesson Plans

1st - 5th Grade

Research a Sport

LESSON PLAN A

Please feel free to add or delete any parts of these lesson plans to accommodate your class level.

  • As pairs or small groups pick out your favorite sport. Small groups or pairs are best as some students may have a limited knowledge or interest in sports.
  • After a sport has been picked, go to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame website (www.coloradosports.org) and find an athlete/inductee who has represented that sport.
  • Find 5 accomplishments or facts about this athlete.
  • Find pictures of this athlete and the sport they played. There are many online sources.
  • Using these facts and pictures create a poster board displaying them.
  • As a “team”, present the information to the class.

Traits of a Role Model

LESSON PLAN B

Please feel free to add or delete any parts of these lesson plans to accommodate your class level.

  • In a discussion with the students in your class define several traits that a role model would exhibit.
  • Once these traits are determined, discuss with the class who their role models are and how they meet the established traits the class has identified.
  • Discuss athletes as role models.  There may be positives and negatives when discussing this.  Do not be afraid of addressing both.
  • Have students pick a sport they are interested in or a particular athlete.
  • Research the athlete or sport on the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame website and other online sources.
  • Have each student create a diorama and present it and the information to the class.

6th - 12th Grade

What Does it Take to Succeed?

LESSON PLAN A

Please feel free to add or delete any parts of these lesson plans to accommodate your class level.

  • Discuss what your students feel it would take to succeed.  For example: motivation, hard work, persistence.
  • After these have been outlined, compare and contrast these attributes with athletes and other professions.
  • Have this be the foundation for further investigation.
  • Depending on interest level allow students to pick an individual athlete or other professional figure.
  • Research using the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame website and other online sources.
  • Each student should write a 5 paragraph essay and prepare a visual supplement (poster board, PowerPoint, diorama, music video) and present to the class.
  • Compare and contrasting these attributes with other successful individuals. (This may lead to further discussion and topics)

How Were Sports Different in the Past?

LESSON PLAN B

Please feel free to add or delete any parts of these lesson plans to accommodate your class level.

  • Students will pick a sport and prepare a historical background and presention.
  • Topics to be addressed in the presentation:
    • Origin of the sport
    • Progression and developments of the sport through time (timeline)
    • Notable events, historical benchmarks
    • Athletes who have impacted the sport, both positively and negatively.
  • Pick and research a Colorado Sports Hall of Fame athlete in the chosen sport and research their accomplishments to their sport and sports in Colorado.
  • Create a visual presentation to share the information with the class.