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New Education, Part 2

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Department
History
Course
HIST-2514
Professor
Sharon Wall
Semester
Winter

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The New Education, Part 2 Physical education, sex ed and the body  1880­1930 traditional ideas about gender were imbedded in these new curriculums. Very distinct ideas about  the difference of girls and boys  physical education (boy­focused)  1.) physical culture: urbanization, people weren’t getting enough exercise  more exercise than sport. Calisthenics  wanting healthy people for your military 2.) military drill.  Teaching immigrants Canadian sports to canadianize them  Wanting children to understand military code, and be prepared to enter into the military  Occurred a lot during world war one and before that  After WW1 many countries are anti military, end the military and cadet programs  3.) team sports  learned to obey rules, follow authority  physical education and girls  protecting future mothers they did integrate girls into sports, and wanted to increase their health but weren’t sure hoe to do it.  Did not want to injure their reproductive health  did not want women to lose their femininity­­­ what should the wear during sports? They wore their  skirts and sweaters special/feminized versions of sports shortened races, added players, did not want women to compete they thought it would wreck their  natural disposition  made ringette rocks heavier, didn’t want crowds cheering for women because they didn’t want them  to awaken their competitive nature  sex education womens Christian temperance union was pushing or sexual education. They thought that if you  knew nothing they would fall easily into immorality, so it was better for them to know something and  be prepared if adults didn’t educate children, they would learn these things on their
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