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