Recent Examples of phys ed from the Web
The school’s head teacher, Mandy Carter (Jo Joyner) is married to phys ed teacher Steve Bell (Paul Nicholls), which makes things bumpy on both the personal and professional levels.
Outside job: High school history and phys ed teacher.
Brinkman is in his 25th year of teaching phys ed and health.
In Varanasi, as in other parts of the country, phys ed for children remains largely nonexistent, and many upwardly mobile Indians remain more concerned about making money than taking care of their health.
At Ridge Park Elementary, technology is a special subject along with art, music, library and phys ed.
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The Importance (Linguistic and Otherwise) of physical education
Physical education has existed since ancient times, but it wasn’t until several hundred years ago that the term itself (abbreviated as phys ed or PE) came into being. Its earliest known use comes, oddly enough, from a 1748 book titled Critical Reflections on Poetry, Painting, and Music: “Cannot some years prove more favorable than others to the physical education of children. . . ?” A few decades after these words were published, gymnasiums opened across Europe, especially in Germany, where gymnastics associations (or turnvereins) fostered physical health as well as civic involvement and cultural enrichment. Thanks in part to immigration, these clubs, and European enthusiasm for athletics in general, spread to the U.S. During the 19th century, American educators adopted European methods of teaching physical training, and both the word physical education and the phenomenon it represents became well established in this country.
First Known Use of phys ed
PHYS ED Defined for Kids
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