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First Modern Teacher of Physical Education

1774

Johan Friedrich Simon was the first recorded,modern, Physical Education teacher.

Denmark's Bill of 1814

1814

Denmark was the first country to make Physical Education mandatory in schools

Catherine Beecher opens Hartford Seminary

1823

Hartford Seminary was a private school for girls that taught them about Life Concepts. It was one of the first schools that taught directly females about Physical Education.

90-170

1967

This law was made so that any kids with disabilities will receive education in physical education.

Effects

First school to Have P.E. In Curriculum

1820

The first school to have Physical Education in their curriculum was Round Hill School, a private school, in Northhampton, Massachusetts

Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary Adds P.E.

1823

Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary was the next school that followed the lead of Hartford Seminary. The very same year they added Physical Education as part of their school

First P.E. Teacher in America

1825

Charles Beck was the first P.E. teacher in America. He worked at Round Hill School in Northhampton, Massachussets.

Physical Ed at Harvard College

1826

Charles Follen, goes to Harvard College and created a gymnastics program there.

Boston Becomes First American City that Requires P.E.

1853

Boston became the first city that made Physical Education mandatory in the schools.

Lewis' Normal Institute

1861

The Lewis' Institute of Physical Education was a way to prepare teachers on teaching P.E.

Vassar College Creates A P.E. Program for Women

1861

Vassar colleges created a program mainly for women that focused on mental and physical training

Amherst College Teaches Hygiene and P.E.

1861

Amherst College hires a man named Edward Hitchcock to teach a class on hygiene and Physical Education. Amherst was one of the first to let students to take a class like this.

California Becomes the First State to Require P.E.

1866

In 1866 California became the first state to require public schools to teach the kids Physical Education.

Sargent Normal School

1881

Dudley Sargent created Sargent Normal school to teach the curriculum of P.E. to teachers

First YWCA opens in America

1884

This was one of the first gyms to open just for women activities.

Boston Conference on Physical Training

1889

The Boston conference was a way to receive national attention about Physical Education in the U.S.

National Association of P.E. for College Women

1909

This association began to help support women who wanted to enter physical activities in College

First special olympics

1968

The special olympics were made for people with disabilities . The organization that made it held year round training for the people who wished to participate.

Tile IX

1972

Title IX was an Education Amendment that protected women from discrimination based on sex in any physical program.

94-142

1975

This is another law allowing kids with disabilities to get an education including P.E.

Americans with Disability Act

1990

This act put an end to discrimination against people with disabilities. The law required all sport and recreational facilities are available to everyone, even individual with disabilities.

108-466

2004

This law state that all children and adults between 3-21 is a required service for people who qualify for special education