PE Timeline

People

Johann Berard Basedow

1800

1st to realize importance of Physical Education.

Charles Beck

Approx. 1810

He was a student of Fredrich Jahn, the Father of Gymnastics

Catherine Beecher

Approx. 1823

Started early aerobics.

PE in schools

Denmark

1814

Denmark established 1st mandatory PE.

Round Hill Opens

1823

1st PE Teacher

1825

Charles Beck became the first PE teacher in America.

NIPE

1861

Normal Institute of Physical Education Opens.

State Laws Concerning PE

California

1866

California Passes PE legislation.

Olympics

1st Olympics

Approx. 776 bc

This was the first Olympics

Modern Olympics

1896

The first modern Olympics was held in Athens, Greece and became the start of a yearly ordeal.

sports

early arobics

1823

Catherine Beecher founds an early form of aerobics.

Basketball

1891

James Naismith invents the very popular sport, basketball.