The History of Ice Hockey & Game Theory
Introduction: Ice hockey is a game that has evolved over hundreds of years since the Vikings first played the game on frozen ponds without skates. The understanding of where the game came from, where it is going and who has changed the game is important for any player who wishes to continue the sport onto higher levels of play.
- Learners will analyze the history of ice hockey, important figures, and how the game is played in other countries.
- Learners will research and evaluate sources to construct answers to their self-created questions.
- Learners will analyze today’s theory of ice hockey at the different levels and counties and how it has evolved. They will make personal connections from the experiences they have had.
- Learners will analyze different game theories and how they changed the systems of ice hockey.
- Learners will combine the learning they constructed in response to their investigation questions with their knowledge of how it relates to the way they play the game today in the region they live in.
Students will be able to:
- Become familiar with utilizing online research tools
- Understand how to take relevant notes through large articles and dictations
- Utilize Google Translate
- Read and comprehend professional journal entries
- Recognize a primary and secondary source
- Create investigation questions of their own in order to answer the driving question
- Reflect on the process of learning
- Make connections to personal experiences they have had.
Students at Hat Trick Training Academy who are registered in grades 6 through 12. The students are supplied individual chrome books. This is a semester course that is required for all hockey students at HTT.
Outline: Weeks 1 – 6
BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) – Overarching Course Goal
Learners will present their understanding and knowledge of the history of ice hockey, important figures (both on and off the ice), how the game is played in different part of the world, and the future of hockey through multimedia presentations.
|Learning Goals||Learning Activities||Assessment Activities|
|Foundational Learners will have a foundation of the history of ice hockey, important figures, and how the game has evolved over 120 since its start and what the future looks like.||Learners will watch and take notes on the Canadian documentary “Hockey: A People’s History” the traces the history of hockey and development of a country and an internationally played game. Learners will be assigned to predetermined groups to read and record thoughts on the book “Game Change.”||Weekly assessments will be administered covering 2 episodes of the series. Each assessment will be worth 100 points. Questions will be answered: audio, short answer, fill in the blank, matching Learners will work in a group-based multimedia project in response to Ken Dryden’s “Game Change” book.|
|Application Learner possess adequate knowledge of online education for academics while all learners in the program will become acquainted with an online class and overall school.||Computer competency applications that trains the learners how to utilize the digital platform for learning.||Learners will be required to complete tasks that are setup via virtual classroom.Task: Daily login, watching videos, recording videos, uploading videos, sharing videos, flipgrid, discussion board, virtual meetings with classmates.|
|Integration Learners working as a team, acquired information on a better self and team foundation, understanding how the game has evolved, and how it works with their personal game.||Learners will work with predetermined groups on researching a chosen topic. Learners will read “Game Change” by Ken Dryden, a study of the life of former NHLer Steve “Monty” Montador, who battled with concussions and the effect of CTE during his long career. The book also pleads a case for hockey world to pay attention to players that have experienced concussions.||Working within flipgrid, discussion boards and as well as virtual meetings (Zoom or other teleconferencing applications) learners will collaborate on the research project. Learners will have a choice on presentation of the research project: Audio podcast, Power Point presentation, or Video Presentation. Project will be presented at the end of week 5.|
|Human Dimension/Caring Learners will analyze different game theories and how they changed the systems of ice hockey.||Learners will discuss and collaborate on their thoughts through reading “Game Change.” Learners will analyze if there is need for a change in the game for the safety of the players. And what they would do if they could change the game. Learner will document on a video blog about experiences with concussions of playing with someone that has suffered a head injury in the game.||Learners will collaborate on “Game Change” Learners will need to cover both sides of the argument (pro and con) about the state of the game in the NHL and what could make it better and safer. Learners will submit their personal video blog about their experiences and thoughts about concussions.|
|Learning How to Learn Learners will combine the learning they constructed in response to their investigation questions with their knowledge of how it relates to the way they play the game currently.||Learners will reflect in their daily video journals of what they have learned during the day.||Completion of the video journals answering complex questions and thoughts they might have during the day. At the end of the term, the learners will look back in their video journal and record and submit a final thoughts video.|
Game Change by Ken Dryden
Hockey: A Peoples History – Video Series
Project Resources: (These are just suggestions for further information in the course)
- Road to Olympus by Anatoli Tarasov
- Tropic of Hockey by Dave Bidini
- Red Army – Video
- Do You Believe in Miracles? – Video
- Legends of the Game – Video Series
- Ultimate Gretzky – Video
- Road Games by Roy MacGregor – Book
- Zamboni Rodeo: Chasing Hockey Dreams from Austin to Albuquerque by Jason Cohen
- Blades of Glory by Jason Rosengren
- Ice Time by Jay Atkinson
- Scarlet Ice by Roger Dier
- Playing with Fire by Theo Fluery
- A Guy Like Me by John Scott
- Herb Brooks: The inside of a hockey mastermind by John Gilbert
- Striking Silver by Tom Caraccioli and Jerry Caraccioli
- River of Champions by Mary Halverson Schofield (bio/fiction)