How Curricular Activities And Schools Can Be Beneficial, Right?

1366 Words Nov 12th, 2015 null Page
We all believe that extra curricular activities in schools can be beneficial, right? In schools, we currently have optional extra curricular courses such as football, art, music, and more. We also have mandatory health and health science courses such as physical education and health and nutrition. Why is physical education a required course and music only an extra curricular activity? Research clearly shows that learning to play an instrument is greatly benefitting our students in the same way that physical education is having a positive impact on them. Why would we, by not requiring middle school students to take a music course, refrain from even more advancement, and withhold the help we could easily give. I propose that we make music a mandatory course in middle school. There has been extensive research on how music affects the brain, and results show that the brain develops more connections and matures better if the individual learns to play an instrument. There are a few oppositions to this argument that I will address, but after considering them all, I still hold strongly to the belief that everyone in middle school should learn to play an instrument.
Some avid sports fans and other individuals oppose this idea, believing that playing sports is better than playing an instrument. While it is true that physical activity is highly beneficial not only for us physically but also for us mentally, learning to play an instrument benefits us in countless ways. There…

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