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Years of Physical Education
April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826
“Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.”
he believed that physical exercise did not only bodily health, but mental health as well.
1900 - 2000
Usually had large sized classes
athletic centric, power lifting, what many adults had when they were growing up.
Team sport skill development is an “old school” program, but was also brought to the "new school"
Most team sports focus on secondary physical education, because with a class of 50-70 are easy to manage
National Collegiate Athletic Association
The presidents of the five institutions like Army, Navy, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale Army.
Gathered to make college athletics safer, and thats house the NCAA was made.
John F. Kennedy
May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963
“Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.” - kennedy.
Kennedy was worried that after WWII american citizens would start gaining weight, due to the economy and the crop growth.
In 1962, President Kennedy got an order from Theodore Roosevelt challenging US Marine officers to finish fifty miles in twenty hours.
He also imposed a nation program on physical education, and sold 40,000 copies
Americans with Disabilities Act
The act was mandated to end the discrimination against individuals based on disabilities.
It also includes other topics like, employment practices, public accommodations, public services, transportation, and telecommunications.
2000 - 2016
standard physical education, lifetime fitness, and healthy lifestyle.
This include a large variety of individual fitness and sport type activities.
No Child Left Behind Act
The act of Congress was a reauthorization the education from what President George W. Bush had done.
It had states develop assessments in basic skills to be given to all students grades third-eighth, if those states are to receive federal funding for education.
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation
92 Percent of the people though P.E. should be just as important as English, Math, and Science.
They should be providing content for student growth.
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