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Colonial New England. By: Bec , Liz, Pat & Chris. Purpose For Education. In the New England colonies education was used by the Puritans to teach Scripture. Predominantly wealthy white males were tough Scripture and Latin grammar Girls were tough how to be mothers and house keepers.

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    1. Colonial New England By: Bec, Liz, Pat & Chris

    2. Purpose For Education In the New England colonies education was used by the Puritans to teach Scripture. Predominantly wealthy white males were tough Scripture and Latin grammar Girls were tough how to be mothers and house keepers

    3. Similarities between modern and Colonial New England Education (God’s Classroom) In 1642, 22 years after settling the New World, laws were passed that required parents and masters of the apprentices be checked periodically to ensure that children were being taught properly. Summarized: They passed a law to make sure that students were being taught right. They made sure that they had some understanding of reading and writing.

    4. Similarities between modern and Colonial New England Education (God’s Classroom) In 1647, 5 years later, The Old Deluder Satan Law was passed that required: (1) every town of 50 households must appoint and pay a teacher of reading and writing and (2) every town of 100 households must provide a (Latin) grammar school to prepare youths for the university. Summarized: They passed a law that taxed households in order to create a community school. We have something similar, called property taxes.

    5. Key Terms Dame Schools- Women would convert their homes into classrooms. In loco Parentis- Latin for “in place of parents” Old Deluder Satan Law- a law passed to further educate colonists about Scripture Latin Grammar school- offered to any white males who could pay for further education.

    6. IMPORTANT EVENTS • 1910 the Puritans arrived in America • 1635 they established their first Latin Grammar School in Boston • - for the elite • - curriculum emphasised Latin and Greek • Harvard College established in • 1636 • - first college in America • The Law of 1642 • - parents and masters of apprentices be checked periodically to ensure that children were being taught properly. • Old Deluder Satan Act • - the Massachusetts Law of 1647 • - the Puritans' attempt to fend off Satan's Trickery

    7. By the 18th century, the grammar school had incorporated mathematics, science and modern languages. • By the 1700's, private teachers and night schools were functioning across America. • The first published textbook was in 1690, called the New England Primer. The primer reflected the religious orientation of colonial schools The End!

    8. Sadker, D. M., & Zittleman, K. R. (2009). The Multicultural History of American Education. In Teachers, Schools and Society (2nd ed., pp. 138-141). New York: McGraw Hill. • tic Media (2010) New England – Colonial New England. Retrieved from: • http://www.visitnewengland.com/current_category.2919/companies_list.html • The First Public School – Then & Now. Retrieved from: • http://sites.google.com/site/firstpublicschool/