The Civilizations that I
am doing and the topic
And my topic is: Birth and Childhood
Mesopotamian Daily Life
A look into the world of a child growing up in the
Birth in Mesopotamia
The people in Mesopotamia relied
on amulets and prayers for the birth
of a child. The pregnant mother of a
child would carry with her for days
an Amulet to scare away the bad
demons that might wan to harm
her unborn child. In a household
their would often be 3-4 children
because many would die at birth or
Growing up in Mesopotamia would differ between girls
and boys. The boys at a young age would be trained by
their fathers to learn the craft or job. Young girls would
be taught household ways by their mothers or other
female people in the house.
Growing up in Mesopotamia
Egyptian Daily Life
What was it like to be a child, born in Ancient Egypt?
Birthing is usually done in the household or on the
private enclosed roof of the house. Only the rich
families in Egypt would be able to afford a doctor so the
poorer people would have to make due with a mid-wife.
Unfortunately many children would die at birth or a
couple of weeks later. Toddlers would often be taken
care of by older female relatives in other parts of the
house until they grew up, when they would begin to
help their parents.
Birth and Toddler life
The children of Egypt were treated very well from day
to day. They would often wear simple linen clothes and
sometimes sandals. Unfortunately most children would
die at birth or at a young age because it was not very
sanitary in Egypt. Toddlers would often stay with their
mothers or other female relatives until they reached an
old enough age.
Children of Egypt
Girls and Boys
When the girls reached the
appropriate age they would often
be married and would spend the
rest of their life taking care of the
house. They would then grow to
have many children and start the
chain all over again.
Boys would often take after their
fathers and would begin to learn
the family job at the age of four.
At the age of twelve the boys
would have all the hair on their
heads shaved off showing their
entrance to manhood.
The daily life of a child in Ancient Greece.
In most towns in Ancient Greece the birth
of a child, even a girl, was very important.
The women of the house would make
wreaths to put on the door to announce
the arrival and there would be many
dances and parties. Though, in Sparta, if
the child was not healthy enough they
would be killed at birth.
Birth in Ancient Greece
If you were growing up in Greece you would often help
out your parents in the house unless you had slaves. If
you lived in a poor family even as a toddler you would
have to help out in the farms. Children in Ancient
Greece would often play games and wouldn’t have to
do much until they grew up.
The life of a child growing up in the Aztec Period.
When living in the Aztec times birthing was very
difficult. A Soothsayer would be called in to tell if the
baby was healthy and how special it was. In the Aztec
culture parents would love their children very much and
cherish them throughout the years.
Being born in Mexico
Every child in the Aztec culture was thought to deserve
an education. Even girls would be aloud one. Though
the education would often change between the
different genders. Boys would be taught swordplay,
fighting, and general crafts while girls would be taught
cooking, cleaning and how to run a house. Sometimes
the girls would also be taught a bit of selling and
crafting to help provide for their families.
What is a daily life for a child like in Canada?
As most people know, a child in Canada is born at a
hospital. When the mother is ready, she is taken to the
hospital where professional doctors help with the birth.
After a couple of days, when the child is deemed ready
it is release from the hospital to go home. Toddler life
for a child is mostly preschool and staying at home with
Birth and Toddler Life
In Canada a child, by law, has to have an
education. In Canada there is many different types
of schools like private and public. There is also
many religious schools that some children will
attend. Most children in Canada live in healthy
homes and don’t get their first job (not including
Referee and Babysitting.) till often the age of 16.
That meaning the average child in Canada will live
an easy going life.
Later life and Education
Overall, I would say the way a child was treated
and their daily life hugely differed from which
Ancient Civilization they were growing up in.
"The Children of Ancient Egypt." Living in Ancient Egypt. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2014.
<http://ancient_egypt.tripod.com/home.html>. This site gave me information about
what it would have been like to be a child in Ancient Egypt.
"Daily Life." Aztec History. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 May 2014.
<http://www.aztec-history.com/aztec-society-family.html>. This site gave me all my
information on the aztec's children's Daily Life.
"Egypt People." Childhood. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2014.
<http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/people/childhood.htm>. This site gave me good
information for my project.
Mesopotamian Culture and Religion. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2014.
<http://www.smspromotions.org/mesopotamian-religion.html>. This site gave me
information on the rituals of giving birth in Mesopotamia.
"Slide 1." Wiki Answers. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2014. <http://wiki.answers.com/
Q/What_did_children_do_in_Mesopotamia?>. This site gave me some information
on the differences betweens boys and girls.
Thank you for Listening!