Elizabethan Education!. By: Kelsey Grim. Education begins in the home!. The children must respect there father and mother. They must ask for there parents blessings. Must know there table manners.
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By: Kelsey Grim
Most elementary schools were conducted for young boys ages 5 – 7.The boy's education would consist of being taught to read and write English and also learn lessons in behavior. These were considered the most important elements of Elizabethan Pretty School.
During the first year of Elizabethan education, aged 7, the curriculum would have consisted of learning parts of speech together with verbs and nouns
Boys age 7 to 10!
The second year of Elizabethan education, aged 8, the boys would be taught the rules of grammar and sentence construction
Between the ages of 7 and 10 boys would have spent their early childhood being taught by Ushers, a junior master or senior pupil at the Grammar School
The Ushers often refused to be bothered with the teaching of handwriting and this element of Elizabethan education was often taught by a temporary travelling scrivener for a few weeks during the school year.
The third year of Elizabethan education, aged 9, would have concentrated on English-Latin and Latin-English translations
Literature including the works of the great classical authors and dramatists, such as Ovid, Plautus, Horace, Virgil, Cicero and Seneca.
Latin to English translation
Occasionally the study of Greek
Ages: 10 - 14
At the end of age 14 the boys would now attend a university
Elizabethan Life at school was quite strict. During summer the school day started at six o'clock in the morning and finished at five o'clock in the evening. There was a two hour break at midday. Because of the dark nights the hours changed during the winter and school started at seven and finished earlier at four o'clock. The school week consisted of a five full days and a half-day on Thursday which continued for between 40 to 44 weeks of the year. This meant that the school boys spent at least 2,000 hours in school – more than double the current school hours!
Elizabethan women from wealthy and noble families were sometimes allowed the privilege of an education. The girls of Noble birth were taught by tutors at home and Elizabethan women were taught from the age of five, or even younger. Various languages were taught including Latin, Italian, Greek and French. Music and dancing skills were essential for Elizabethan women. Elizabethan women were not allowed to go to university.