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Teenage Life and School Life 1920s

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Charlotte Paterson

on 4 April 2013

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Canada in the 1920s: Teenagers and School Life and Discipline http://www.flickriver.com/photos/freeparking/2611867229/ Teenagers The 1920’s was a great era to grow up in. For teenagers high school was not priority, in fact many did not attend high school because you could easily find a well paying job or enter the work force without a high school diploma. Many teenagers also grew up faster and because of this they lived on their own more than teenagers do today. http://harnishcentral.tripod.com/rascally_rabbits/index.album/bunnies-spoon?i=1&s= http://www.ipernity.com/doc/57114/13032129 Fashions for teenagers changed too, gone were the long dresses and corsets for girls and in were the shorter dresses worn often with stockings with various patterns. Boys liked to imitate pilots and wore “Bomb” jackets and flying coats. http://pongogirl2.hubpages.com/hub/Teen-Culture-of-the-1920s A large portion of their time was spent on entertainment, dancing was very popular. Teenagers loved the Charleston, Tango and the Shimmy; these were all considered provocative for the time. They also loved the new phenomenon called dating, where chaperones were no longer needed and the occasion was away from home. The boy was expected to initiate the date and to pay for the outing. It was great to be a Teenager in the 1920s. http://ukuleles.dreamwidth.org/17011.html http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=786986&page=160 Teenagers The 1920’s were all about the idea of the war ending. Something so terrible had happened and now soldiers were home and life can thrive again. People were enjoying life, and the idea of “TEENAGER” was not yet invented so young adult was what teenagers then would have been called, and that’s what they saw themselves as. They wanted to have fun and dance and date. School wasn’t taken seriously but growing up and getting a job and a house and a marriage was very serious. The ‘20s were very carefree; many adults were partying and drinking and just having a good time, like the teenagers were. I think that the whole feel of the ‘20s was reflected a lot by teenagers. http://www.andreescollages.com/2008_06_01_archive.html http://www.ipernity.com/doc/57114/3544265 By Charlotte Paterson School Life and Discipline Residential Schools http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/mb_history/30/methodistdayschools.shtml Residential Schools In the 1920’s Residential Schools were appearing nation-wide more than ever. Seventy four schools had been established by 1920 and in the same year the Department of Indian Affairs made school mandatory for children aged 7 to 15. http://www.rememberingthechildren.ca/history/history-acc.htm Residential Schools were a place where First Nation children went to school. When it became mandatory in 1920 to go to school they could either go to a day school or residential school. Since Day schools were rare, most First Nation Children had to go to Residential Schools. Which were run by mainly the Anglican and Catholic Churches. http://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/home/government-policy/the-residential-school-system.html These schools were a terrible place; they ultimately taught the children that their culture was inferior. The staff only spoke English, harshly discouraging the children if they spoke their native language. Some students went years without trying to talk because they were scared they’d get punished. In 2008 Stephen Harper made an official apology to all the First Nations because of what so many of them had to go through. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Indian_residential_school_system Residential Schools The reason residential schools were so harsh is perhaps that the Church thought they were starting to lose control over the advancing culture around them and disliked their “sinful activities” (such as drinking and partying). They wanted to have as much control as possible over what they could, and the government gave that to them when school was made mandatory. The Church wanted to reform a group of people to the way they thought was proper. http://inequalitygaps.org/first-takes/racism-in-canada/native-youth-in-residential-schools/ http://www.danielnpaul.com/IndianResidentialSchools.html In the 1920’s there were many different cultures in Canada, but most were still part of the Christian Church. People then were not as accepting of different cultures and religions, and the church had a stronger influence on society in Canada. They had control over education and took it into their own hands to teach the curriculum that they thought was proper. The First Nations people were considered an uncivil culture and the Residential Schools were a place where the Church could correct their uncivil ways. http://www.shannonthunderbird.com/residential_schools.htm Bibliography http://pongogirl2.hubpages.com/hub/Teen-Culture-of-the-1920s


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