Influence of Historical Events on Physical Education


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In the late 1700s, physical education was offered as part of the school curriculum in all of the following countries EXCEPT:

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1. Who developed the first physical education program in a school in the U.S.?

2. Which of the following was the first state to legally require physical exercise in public schools?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to make sure you know the history of physical education (PE). You will be quizzed on how different events affected PE curricula.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet combo, you'll measure your understanding of:

  • The developer of the first PE program in a U.S. school
  • Country or countries that had PE programs in the late 1700s
  • The first state to require mandatory PE classes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as changing trends in PE after the Pearl Harbor bombing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding changes to PE participation in the last 30 years
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about who developed the first PE program in the U.S. and what state created the first mandatory PE requirements

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about the history of this type of education, review the lesson titled Influence of Historical Events on Physical Education. New information covered includes:

  • The first public school system in the U.S. to offer PE
  • Examples of different European PE programs
  • John Dewey and Constructivism
  • Thomas Wood's contributions to PE