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Youth: Its Education, Regimen and Hygiene


powers—The concept of more perfect voluntary control—Swedish
gymnastics—Doing everything possible for the body as a machine—
Liberal physical culture—Ling's orthogenic scheme of economic
postures and movements and correcting defects—The ideal of
symmetry and prescribing exercises to bring the body to a standard—
Lamentable lack of correlation between these four systems—
Illustrations of the great good that a systematic training can effect—
Athletic records—Greek physical training
VI.—PLAY, SPORTS, AND GAMES
The view of Groos partial, and a better explanation of play proposed
as rehearsing ancestral activities—The glory of Greek physical
training, its ideals and results—The first spontaneous movements of
infancy as keys to the past—Necessity of developing basal powers
before those that are later and peculiar to the individual—Plays that
interest due to their antiquity—Play with dolls—Play distinguished by
age—Play preferences of children and their reasons—The profound
significance of rhythm—The value of dancing and also its
significance, history, and the desirability of reintroducing it—
Fighting—Boxing—Wrestling—Bushido—Foot-ball—Military ideals—
Showing off—Cold baths—Hill climbing—The playground
movement—The psychology of play—Its relation to work
VII.—FAULTS, LIES, AND CRIMES.
Classification of children's faults—Peculiar children—Real fault as
distinguished from interference with the teacher's ease—Truancy, its
nature and effects—The genesis of crime—The lie, its classes and
relations to imagination—Predatory activities—Gangs—Causes of
crime—The effects of stories of crime—Temibility—Juvenile crime
and its treatment
VIII.—BIOGRAPHIES OF YOUTH.
Knightly ideals and honor—Thirty adolescents from Shakespeare—
Goethe—C.D. Warner—Aldrich—The fugitive nature of adolescent
experience—Extravagance of autobiographies—Stories that attach to
great names—Some typical crazes—Illustrations from George Eliot,
Edison, Chatterton, Hawthorne, Whittier, Spencer, Huxley, Lyell,
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