Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Gym vs Physical Education
I was recently watching a Netflix with my friends and saw that The Wonder Years had recently been added. Since it was a show that I used to enjoy a lot when I was younger we decided to watch the first episode. The show went through the main character Kevin Arnold's life on his first day of high school. During his first day he goes to PE class and this clip shows what happens. Although the show aired in 1988 it was about a family's life in the 60's. It was interesting to know that even that long ago the term physical education was starting to be used. It is a little discouraging that people still use the term gym instead of physical education. Becoming a good physical educator will only help give physical education more creditability and hopefully get more people to stop calling it gym.