Steel City Sports

Trace the story of sports in Pittsburgh from the first professional football team to the community figures who helped make sports available to all. See how your stride compares to John Woodruff’s, gold medal winner in the 1936 Olympics, play mini golf while learning about Arnold Palmer, and use museum artifacts and archival collections to learn about local people who made community sports accessible to groups such as new immigrants and African Americans. This program traces these experiences using an iPad game to engage students in these stories—and a bit of competition—and looks to the future of sports and civics through contemporary examples of civic engagement.

 

Grade Levels: 6 – 12
Program Length: 2 hours
Maximum: 50 students
Cost: $8 per student

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Please note that not all programs are available for all grades. Please refer to the Experience History Programs guide for more information.

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