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In most educational systems, physical education (PE) is a course which promotes physical activity and various sports. The intent is generally to promote fitness and health, as well as the benefits of team-building, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play.
Some popular US physical education activities include:
- Capture the flag
- American Football
- Field Hockey
- Square dancing
- Track and field
- Weight lifting
In most states and provinces in Canada and the United States of America, physical education is a required course from grades 1 to 6, although states and school districts can set their own requirements (and many districts with limited budgets are cutting back on physical education).
In Canada, PE is required up to grade 10, although some provinces are considering extending this to grade 12.
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