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1700-1800 Pioneers

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Monica Bakelaar

on 7 March 2011

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1700-1800 Pioneer Children By: Amber, Madi and Monica Who has the responsibility for the care of the children? Older girls & women- childcare was part of their chores What did the children do in this era? Children played games like skipping rope, chasing hoops, tag, and hand homemade toys. Mothers taught them how to make apple dolls, and fathers taught children how to carve things from wood, such as whimmydiddle, buzz saw, and mountain bolo. What education/schools were available? In the 1700-1800's pioneer era, the schools that were available were either held in a settler’s home, the general store or a village church before a schoolhouse was built. The parents of the students who attended school had to build the school, pay the teacher and buy the school materials.

The first schoolhouses were simple log cabins with a big box stove in the middle. The students sat on two or three rows of benches and worked at a big table. The floor was dirt and the windows were covered with greased paper instead of glass. Rags were stuffed in the cracks in the walls to keep out the cold.
Where did the families live? pioneers settled along the shores of the Great Lakes or the major rivers of the area. in 1800, the population of Upper Canada was about 35,000 & 90% lived on farms How did the parents support their children? The parents supported their children by caring for them, providing them a warm shelter, food, water, and taught them basic things like speaking, and how to hunt and make meals. Any other relevant information the class should know about this era? The floors were made of dirt
sometimes rooms were so crowded that children stood while they ate
used the "barter system", they traded extra crops or things they made for the supplies they needed
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