A Plea for the Compulsory Teaching of the Elements of Physical Education in Our National Elementary Schools, Or the Claims of Physical Education to Rank with Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic
Groombridge, 1870 - Education, Elementary - 29 pages
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Page 18 - The exercise which I commend first, is the exact use of their weapon, to guard, and to strike safely with edge or point ; this will keep them healthy, nimble, strong, and well in breath ; is also the likeliest means to make them grow large and tall, and to inspire them with a gallant and fearless courage, which being tempered with seasonable lectures and precepts to them of true fortitude and patience, will turn into a native and heroic valour, and make them hate the cowardice of doing wrong.
Page 29 - Roman marriages at the end of the first and the beginning of the second century were childless.
Page 34 - Curative purposes, with some Suggestions regarding Public Health. Second Edition. Is. „ 12. ON THE CAUSES OF THE GREAT MORTALITY OF CHILDREN and the Means of Diminishing them.
Page 18 - But herein it shall exceed them and supply a defect as great as that which Plato noted in the commonwealth of Sparta; whereas that city trained up their youth most for war and these in their academies and Lyceum all for the gown, this institution of breeding which I here delineate shall be equally good both for peace and war.
Page 18 - Therefore about an hour and a half ere they eat at noon should be allowed them for exercise, and due rest afterwards...
Page 4 - Besides the main topic this book also treats of Subject No. On page Subject No. On page THE CHURCHMAN'S HAND-BOOK.
Page 18 - The course of study hitherto briefly described is, what I can guess by reading, likest to those ancient and famous schools of Pythagoras, Plato, Isocrates, Aristotle, and such others, out of which were bred such a number of renowned philosophers, orators, historians, poets, and princes all over Greece, Italy, and Asia, besides the flourishing studies of Cyrene and Alexandria.
Page 34 - OR MOVEMENTS ACCORDING TO LING'S SYSTEM. With forty-two illustrations. For the Development and Strengthening of the Human Body in Childhood and in Youth.