-Germany, Sweden, and England influenced the use of physical education on the US
-Germany introduced a system that was made up of gymnastics training
-England showed America how physical activities could help moral development
-these events laid the beginnings of physical education in the united states
First private swimming pool. This was made in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
-First brought into schools system.
-PE started showing up in more and more school after this
people started to realize the importance of physical activity and what it can do for a person's body.
-gymnastics, hygiene, and care of the human body were also found in the introduction of this curriculum.
first school in America to make it necessary addition to their educational program.
-Charles Follen opens the first college gymnasium at Harvard
-Charles was a German poet that became a professor at Harvard
-This gym was the start of the introduction of physical education in America
-Now the majority of schools have gyms to preform a vast selection of sports in
The decision had to be made of which system would provide the best national Physical Education for the United States.
This was when physical education truly bloomed in the US in the city school system in Cincinnati, Ohio. California shortly followed after them.
California became first state that it was mandatory to have twice a day exercising periods in school.
The traditional educational system was challenged by John Dewey, who wanted to add PE to the "three r's" to expand it.
A lot of education psychologists agreed that there was a connection between children's play in a child's ability to learn and them playing.
many states stated to require physical education
-thought that the physical was important for learning
-wrote The New Physical Education which talked about his views on physical education
-truly help spread the importance of staying active through life
More growth in public school systems.
During this time PE grew significantly in the elementary levels.
Well over 400 Universities and Colleges were now offering PE as a major for teachers.
Study found that American children were far less in shape than European children.
This test was designed to encourage and get the American students ready for military service.
Physical fitness saw a lot of cutbacks during this time.