PE Timeline

Events

Physical activities become popular in schools

1774

Effects

Johan Simon becomes first physical education teacher

1774

Charles Beck is the first PE teacher in America

1812

Girls get physical activities in schools

1820

Boston become first city to make PE mandatory

1853

Events 2

Friedrich Jahn becomes father of gymnastics

1810

Effects 2

Modern day gymnastics was created

1810

Physical activity becomes more popular

1810

Charles Beck brings PE to America

1812

Gymnastics becomes a sport

1896

Events 3

WWII

1939

Effects 3

World wide competition for the best athletes

1939

Presidential fitness test

1940

Us trains young soldier

1941

Soldiers come back and making adults more fit than ever

1945

Event 4

Modern olympics are held

1896

Effect 4

Athletes train for a new reason

1896

Whole nations work to create the best athletes

1896

First time in history

Physical compatition goes national

1896

Kids have dreams of an athletic career

1896

Event 5

Boston requires physical activity

1853

Effects 5

YMCA opens

1854

California mandates PE

1866

The rest of the US Followed

1866

Stanford created a class to train PE teachers

1891