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Physical Education in the Public Schools, 1919

Excerpt from Physical Education in the Public Schools, 1919 The teachers of North Carolina and all school officials should take deeper interest in games and plays for the pupils of the school and of the neighborhood, whether they are in school or not. The bulletin, "Physical Education in the Public School," was prepared by the Bureau of Community Service, through the assistance of Miss Sarah Sanders and Mr. J. T. S. Black, who have charge of the section of Physical Education in this Department. Acknowledgment is also made to Miss Faye Davenport, Director of Physical Education, North Carolina State College for Women, for valuable suggestions. It should be the purpose of all school officials to place greater emphasis on Physical Education. To this end, the Bureau of Community Service is beginning, this year, a constructive and definite program of Junior Citizenship work, an important item of which will be an official test for physical fitness. The material in this bulletin is intended for use in work leading up to these tests. It is also intended for general distribution to answer the greatly increased demand and need for such material in the public schools of the State. The bulletin, therefore, has an essential part, not only in the Bureau of Community Service, but also in the State Department of Education, whose policy is to encourage in the schools of the State greater activity among the pupils in promoting Physical Education. Teachers will find in the bulletin suggestions for playground apparatus and where the same may be purchased. It suggests games for track and field athletics, how to organize them, and how to prepare the equipment for them. Suitable games for the elementary, grammar grade and high school are suggested; the teachers are urged to cooperate with their pupils in putting more life into the school by utilizing the play period in such a way as to make it enjoyable, recreational, and at the same time educational; but the chief emphasis should be placed on the recreational side. If this is done, the educational value will come as a natural result. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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