Continue the learning journey with the following extension activity:
In A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHYS ED, your students get the chance to do some more digging on the historical origins of P.E. classes, including the surprising truth about why the class was originally created in the U.S. If you wish, you can scaffold their investigation by providing this article for them to read beforehand. An answer key is included on the second page of the activity. Once students have shared their answers with one another, have them take a final position in the debate and vote in our live poll.