Principles of Education and Training. Chapter 6 The Early History of Education in America. The Early History of Education in America. Objectives:. Give examples of how education during the American Colonial Period reflected local culture and beliefs.
Chapter 6 The Early History of Education in America
At first, most education took place in the home.
Apprentice—someone who learns a skilled trade by watching and helping someone in that trade.
Some worked without pay for an agreed-on period in exchange for their learning.
By AreaNew England Colonies
Included: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island
By AreaMiddle Colonies
Included: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware
By AreaSouthern Colonies
Included: Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
Hornbooks—a flat wooden board with a handle. A sheet of paper—usually containing the alphabet, a prayer or two, and Roman numerals—was pasted on the board.
Began with the American Revolution.
that of their parents’
agriculture, business, and shipping.
Influential politician as well as a respected scientist, writer, and inventor.
3rd US President as well as an architect, philosopher, inventor, farmer, and writer.
Slates and chalk were often used instead of paper.
Many changes during this time including: westward expansion and the Civil war.
1st Secretary of the State Board of Education in MA.
The McGuffey Readers
were used in so many schools.
The Morrill Act
Bridged the 19th and 20th centuries.
began late in the 1800s.
Her program remains well-recognized and accepted today.
After WWI, many Americans turned away from concerns about political reform but remained influenced by the Progressive movement in education which continued in this period.