UA KIN 300 - Greece (6 pages)

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Physical Activity in Greece (history of)


Lecture number:
2
Pages:
6
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Alabama
Course:
Kin 300 - Intro to Kinesiology
Edition:
1

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KIN 300 1st Edition Lecture 2 Outline of Last Lecture I History of Exercise Part 1 a Sumer Egypt China and Mesoamerica II Sport and Warfare III Next Lecture will be about Greece Outline of Current Lecture II Greece a Influence b Focus c Athens and Sparta d Greek Women e Olympic Games Current Lecture Greece Influence on physical education First cultures to include physical activity as primary aspect of development were early Greek Roman Empires Greece Influence on physical education Greeks developed much of the Western world s belief about the body and physical education Major focus on physical development and sport Greece Influence on physical education Two opposing ideas of physical education in Greece Naturalistic man s nature is both spiritual and physical Emphasized physical and intellectual education Achieving balance is desired These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Anti naturalistic man s nature created by mind Mind held in higher esteem than body Physical education not necessary Only spiritual not physical Greece Influence on physical education Both views held the mind in high esteem Differed on importance of the body Naturalistic view far more popular Focus on Physical Development Began to support ideal education as harmony of mind and body The Greek ideal was the excellent scholar athlete soldier Began to include gymnastics ie a wide range of physical fitness activities sports into education Gymnastics included dancing running wrestling throwing etc Not the gymnastics that we think of today Physically capable soldier as well as athletic ability and mental capacity intelligence Focus on Physical Development Why focus on physical education development Stronger military force through physical training Strive for physical prowess or ability Admiration of and strive for perfection of beautiful physical form emulating figures of Greek gods Desire to



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