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Depending on your brawn athleticism or popularity if you ever went to elementary school you remember well your place in the playground game hierarchy Either you desperately dodged the ball or you fiercely beaned your classmates with it You were lucky enough to be captain of your team or you were faced with the humiliation of being the last one chosen Or maybe out of shyness or fear you blended in until the last few seconds before the recess bell saved you Since the early twentieth century the development of physical education programs evolved out of the need for improving the health of a fast growing America Recess games were considered mere childs play even if they broke limbs occasionally or more regularly hurt feelings These days though some educators have their sights set on some of the more potentially vicious playground activities prompting a debate about whether or not banning such games is enlightened or over-protective Geraldine SealyABCnewscom School districts in Fairfax County Virginia Oslo Florida and Long Island New York have formally or informally begun to limit the kinds of games that students may play In some opinions even the named variation of this game does not appeal or encourage the kind of behavior that is desired out of the children In some schools dodgeball is called killerball Its a violent game When thrown hard the rubber balls can sting The balls can cause bruises and bad scrapes Students should not play a game in which something is hurled at their bodies on purpose Weekly Reader Corp In the past we have always believed that the simplicity of this game helps to promote everyday life skills such as teamwork and improving physical skills What was once considered a harmless game is now considered by some school administrators to be aggressive unwholesome and a cause of injuries This is something that should not be used in todays classroom especially in todays
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