Geniuses At Work. Melanie Bray James Klosson Mindy Ruvinsky. What kinds of schools. Dame School For girls Latin Grammar School To prepare boys for higher education. District Schools For children of all ages gathered in one room. Usually held 30-50 students at any given time. .
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Dame schools were usually taught by older women. ht by young women.
Latin Grammar schools were usually taught by men.
District Schools were usually taught by young women.
Boys received a different education than girls.
Girls were not required to get a higher education.
Girls and boys attended different schools.
Son’s of planters were often taught at home.
School day started around 7am.
Studied higher math, Greek, Latin, Science, Celestial navigation, Geography, History, Fencing, Social etiquette, and plantation management.
Son’s of wealthy plantation owners were sent to England for boarding school.
Girls were taught by a Governess.
Learned reading, writing, and arithmetic. Also Bible and how to manage household expenses.
Studied art, music,French, social etiquette, needlework, spinning, weaving, cooking, and nursing.
Didn’t get to go to England, because not considered important.
Was usually a small wooden paddle with a piece of paper glued to it.
Had the alphabet, pairs of letters, religious verses, and often the lord’s prayer.
Some were made of metal, or silver. Some of Ivory and even gingerbread.
An early kind of reading book.
Had the alphabet and pairs of letters.
Mixed up the letters of the alphabet.
Had lists of short words and had a short story of fable with pictures to show everyday life.
Letters of the alphabet were illustrated by rhymed couplets
Lessons contained moral texts based on the old testament
2 million were sold in the 18th century
New England Primer
Large towns could afford a qualified master to run a grammar school
Set up free schools
Education State Law of 1647
It began in the home
Taught by mother
trace the alphabet in the ashes and dust by the fireplace
Formal education was unnecessary
Education was available to anyone
The day started at 7am.
9am was breakfast
Dinner was from 2-5pm
Children were not allowed to write with their left hands
were picked up by your seat by your left ear
Most toys for the non-wealthy children were homemade.
Cornhusk dolls were common to girls.
Boys used corncobs to build cob houses.
Cats and the cradle
Dartmouth College-founded in 1770
Rhode Island College
Kings College -1760