Copyright

Physical Education: History & Major Contributors

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

The origins of our modern physical education classes actually stems from _____ in Germany.

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 75,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. John Dewey saw value in incorporating physical education into public education because _____.

2. Physical education didn't truly begin to have value in the American education system until _____.

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz on the history of physical education, you'll need to be familiar with John Dewey and Dr. Edward Clarke. You can take this quiz multiple times.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz will test you on:

  • Origin of modern physical education classes
  • Why John Dewey promoted physical education in public education
  • When physical fitness begin to have value in American education
  • How Dr. Edward Clarke's work hurt women in physical education
  • Physical education classes for African Americans prior to Brown v. Board of Education

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of physical education
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the reason John Dewey promoted physical education into public education and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Dr. Edward Clarke's work

Additional Learning

Explore this topic further by reviewing the related lesson titled Physical Education: History & Major Contributors. Here's a snapshot of what the lesson covers:

  • Plato's school, known as Akademia
  • Where the first college gymnasium in the U.S. was
  • The first state to require exercise periods during the school day
  • Catharine Beecher as the founding mother of physical education for girls
  • Aaron Molineaux Hewlett and his work
  • What the Title IX education amendments say
Support