PE-Life Concepts Unit 1 Timeline

Minor

The Roman Empire falls, and with it, classical sports.

476 AD

After the Roman Empire took over Greece, the Romans adopted many of the Greek customs involving athletics. They even added their own flavors, creating vast infrastructures dedicated to sport, like the Coliseum and Circus Maximus. However, when the Roman Empire fell, these traditions died with it.

First Private Pool

1791

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first swimming pool intended for private use was created. Swimming is now a staple of the American Physical Education program.

The Teaching Career of Friedrich Jahn begins.

1810

Physical Education is made Mandantory in Denmark

1814

The Hartford Seminary is Founded by Catherine Beecher

1823

George Bancroft and Joseph Coggswell Found the Roundhouse School

1823

Charles Beck Becomes the First American PE Teacher

1825

American Football is Invented

1827

John Warren Publishes

1831

In 1831, Harvard professor John Warren published his ground-breaking novel: A Course in Calisthenics for Young Ladies. It was one of the first in-depth studies of human physiology and anatomy as it pertains to Physical Education.

American YMCA is Founded

1851

California Passes a Law Incorporating Physical Education

1866

The Association for the Advancement of Physical Education is created.

November 27, 1885

William G. Andersen brought together a group of men interested in the development to meet at Adelphi Academy in 1885. They created the Association for the Advancement of Physical Education.

The Boston Conference of 1889 Established the Standard Physical Education System

1889

Basketball is Invented by James Naismith

1891

Jessie Owens Represents the Free World at the Olympics in Berlin

1935

Main

The first of the Ancient Olympics is held in Olympia, Greece.

776 BC

The Olympics of the Ancient Greeks was the first major athletic event the world has ever known, and is the model for all forms of sport and physical education that have followed. Celebrating the strength of humanity and viewed as a time of surmounting past aggressions and coming together as one people, the importance of the Olympics in our culture cannot be understated.

Dr. Diocletian Lewis Founds the Normal Institute

1861

International Conference on Education

1893

Bringing together all the key instructors of Physical Education, a new standard was adopted based on the words of Thomas Wood, stating that PE should fit into a broader goal of educating youth so as to live their lives better.

WWII Ends, Bringing about the New Postwar System

1945

More than 1/3 of Children are Obese

2012

Results of Main Events

Athens Continues the Ancient Traditions by Hosting the First Modern Olympics

1896

This occurred as a result of event: "The first of the Ancient Olympics is held in Olympia, Greece."

Dr. Hetherington Publishes "Fundamental Education," Creating PE's New Priorities

1910

This occurred as a result of the event: "International Conference on Education."

Executive Order Creates the President's Council on Youth Fitness

1965

This occurred as a result of the event: "WWII Ends, Bringing about the New Postwar System."

Over 500 Educators Complete Normal Institute Training Program

1968

This occurred as a result of the event: "Dr. Diocletian Lewis Founds the Normal Institute."

Let's Move! Campaign Announced by Michelle Obama

2010

This occurred as a result of event: "More than 1/3 of Children are Obese."