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  • 1. Elizabethan Childhood and Education LaTasha S Terrance T Eric K Marque C Alexis S
  • 2. Elizabethan Childhood Children were baptized within weeks of birth Respecting their mother and father were essential Often disciplined to help them to act correct in society Table Manners were taught to children Children would also be taught their 'place' in society which included where they should sit at the table Elizabethan Girls were taught obedience to the male members of the family
  • 3. Different levels of Education Home school Petty school or Dame schools Grammar schools (different schools for certain ages) Universities Most famous Oxford and Cambridge University
  • 4. Elizabethan Education Education was generally available for boys of upper and middle class families Upper class girls (members of nobility) were also given education Education for kids started in their homes
  • 5. Petty/Dame schools Lowest level of education for boys between 5-7 School was taught in the teachers house rather then classroom These Petty schools were ran, for a small fee, by a well educated housewife. Also called Dame schools. Dame usually for girls but had few boys. Petty schools were mostly reserved for boys Taught to read and write English, learn the catechism and behavior lessons The catechism was an Elizabethan book detailing the details of the Christian Faith
  • 6. Grammar schools Ages 7-10 Taught by tutors or senior pupils Religion was an important part of education Lily's Latin Grammar, the horn-book and the alphabet, were used for Elizabethan +-education Ages 10-14 Latin to English translations Literature including the works of the great classical authors and dramatists, such as Ovid, Plautus, Horace, Virgil, Cicero and Seneca Occasionally the study of Greek Religious education continued Arithmetic
  • 7. The importance of religion Religious education started with example from parents also continued in school School's curriculum and the Elizabethan education of children was dictated by the ruling monarch during the time period Children were required to remember certain passages from the catechism, such as "I will renounce the devil".
  • 8. University Education Attended Grammar school until they reached the age of fourteen Continued their Elizabethan education at a University. The University Faculty of the Arts -Philosophy, Rhetoric, Poetics, Natural History education etc. The University Faculty of Liberal Arts - Grammar, Logic, Music, Astronomy, Arithmetic and Geometry education The University Faculty of Theology -religious education The University Faculty of Medicine - Hippocrates, Galen, Arabic and Jewish medical texts University Faculty of Law
  • 9. Bibliography Singman, Jeffrey L. "Childhood in Elizabethan England." Home - Pages Home. Greenwood Press, 1995. Web. 07 Jan. 2011. <http://pages.ramaz.org/2012/weintrora/shakespeare/childhood_in_elizabethan_england.htm>. "Elizabethan Education." ELIZABETHAN ERA. Web. 07 Jan. 2011. <http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-education.htm>.

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