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Education in the 1600s-1700s

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Shardai Dennis-Parker

on 13 November 2012

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Education in the 1600s-1700s School uniform Subjects in school How Children were taught In colonial schools boys were taught to read and write. The teachers taught them what they knew about each of those subjects. Some children were home-schooled, taught at there neighbors house, or did not get an education at all. Anyone was qualified to be a teacher as long as they stayed out of trouble and knew how to read or write. The teacher earned only a few pennies from each parent for teaching there children. As for the girls, they were taught to cook and clean, how to do house work. Colonial schools had a uniform. The girls and women had to wear dresses and skirts with an apron on the front and a bonnet. The boys and men had to wear pants, which they called pantaloons. Children had to wear dresses until they six or seven years old. They boys also had to wear dresses until they were six or seven and when they started wearing pants it signaled they were growing up to be young men. In colonial schools children were taught by hand on reading and writing. The girls were taught to cook and clean and how to take care of their house. The teacher would show them how to cook by cooking and then letting them try.
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