History of Gymnastics
The word gymnastics derives from the common Greek adjective γυμνός (gymnos) meaning "naked", by way of the related verb γυμνάζω (gymnazo), whose meaning is "to train naked", "train in gymnastic exercise", generally "to train, to exercise". The verb had this meaning,...
If you are afraid of failure, you don't deserve success. (Nastia Liukin)
To Become a CHAMPION: Take your worst event and make it your best... AND THEN, take your worst event and make it your best... AND THEN, take your worst event and make it your best... (Gerald S. George, Ph.D.)
Gymnastics: World’s Most Dangerous Sport?
Hundreds of thousands of parents put their kids into gymnastics at an early age. Many dream of Olympic glory or college scholarships, and while many parents view gymnastics as having some risks, most do not appreciate how many life threatening injur
What is Educational Gymnastics?
The term educational gymnastics emerged in Great Britain in the 1950’s to describe a child-centered, non-competitive, creative approach to movement (i.e., body management). Educational gymnastics is committed to the unique way each child...
Uncovering History in our own Backyard
Dr. Solberg has his own stamp on discovering American history. He has had a long interest in the ordinary person and was quoted as saying "People that carry history are a needed part of our past." He did his doctorates on diaries from the 18th century.
B-boying is a form of hip-hop dancing, which is popularly known as breaking. It consists of top or up rock, footwork, spinning moves (power moves), and freeze. B-boying came from Bronx, NY. The term "B-boy" or "B-boying" was created by Kool Herc who was a DJ spinning at block parties in Bronx back i
While watching the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City this year I became interested in how the games started and what they were like in previous years. The Olympic Games as we know them have only been around since the first modern Olympiad, which was held in Athens in 1896. However, the tra
An epic poem is a long poem that tells a story about heroes. The Iliad is a great epic poem written by Homer in the 8th century BC, reflecting on events that occurred around 1200 BC during the time of the Olympian religion. "There were twelve chief gods who supposedly lived in Mou
The History of Ballet
The first experience of watching a ballet, for me or any little girl, can be fascinating and exhilarating. Wondering how a dancer can be so steady on her toes as she spins in circles and leaps through the air. Watching a ballet, there is a feeling of wanting to be gracefu
"Jazz dance mirrors the social history of the American people, reflecting ethnic influences, historical events, and cultural changes" (Kraines, 2005,1). When I was younger I used to take dance.
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Just like anything else, cheerleading has quite a history behind it. From the first chants at Princeton University to one of today’s most popular National pastimes, cheerleading has come a
The history of medical science, considered as a part of the general history of civilization, should logically begin in Mesopotamia,
where tradition and philological investigation placed the cradle of the human race. But, in a condensed article such as this, there
are important reasons which dict
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ASSIGNMENT:- 1.Write short notes on Aristotle, Plato and Socrates.
2.A detailed write-up of the impact and contribution of Nobel Laureates(1969-2009) on the economy.
3.Feudalism; its emergence, factors that sustained it and factors that led to its collapse.
4.Industrial Revolution; its emer
HISTORY AND OVERVIEW OF THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES
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THE COMMONWEALTH FAMILY
The Commonwealth is an association of independent sovereign states spread over every continent and ocean. The Commonwealth’s 2 billion people make up 30% of the world’s population and are
Dr. William Anderson was a young teacher who recognized that few opportunities existed for individuals interested in physical development. Edward Hitchcock, Dudley Sargent, and Anderson invited ministers, gymnastic teachers, school principals, and others to Adelphi Academy. W
The history of physical education reflects people's attitudes about physicalactivity. From prehistoric times, because survival was related to physical stamina and to people's ability to find food, no separate physical fitness programs were needed. Gradually, ancient societies in China, Egypt, Greece
ANCIENT HISTORY HSC NOTES- Spartan society to the Battle of Leuctra 371 BC
The geographical setting:
The geographical setting, natural features and resources of ancient Sparta, significant sites
-Spartans were part of the Greek tribe called the Dorian’s who ruled of the area of Laconia in t
Gymnastics: Size is the Competitors Edge
Girl’s gymnastics is a very competitive sport; every little detail matters in every event. A gymnast’s size is something that can make or break her gymnastics career. If the gymnast is too tall or too heavy she will have trouble doing what gymnasts say a