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Egypt childhood life

  1. 1. Egypt birth and childhood By: Elizabeth #13
  2. 2. Birth The birth of a child in Egypt is a blessing because sons and daughters took care of their parents in the old age. They were ofTen referred To The “STaff of The old age.” By the time the family is aware of the gender, the celebrations begin. Necklaces and bracelets were bought for the girls. The lucky number was 7 and so Normally, seven sets of clothes, socks, hats for boys and small scarves for the girls were given as gifts. The family is told about the delivery before and once the package is ready it is put together with candies, gold and silver. The baby receives many gifts.
  3. 3. Childhood As the children grow older and become more mature, they are given more responsibilities. When the sons where 7 years old, the fathers trained their sons to learn their work and profession. The girls mostly married and stayed home to do the chores. They also had to take care of the children and the house. Parents loved their children and took great care of them. The girls however couldn’t attend school because they were needed at home to take care of other siblings and learn housework. The boys could attend school but many families chose not to because they didn’t have enough money. The fathers and mothers were usually the teachers. This tradition goes through generation and generation.
  4. 4. Childhood The children have a very merry childhood. Most children own pets such as cats because cats can eat rats and mice. Some pets are trained to help their masters. The children also owned many toys and games. They are placed in the person’s tomb for them to play with in their next life. Many of the children made their own toys with their own toymakers. As for clothing many couldn’t afford fancy clothing and so they just picked and little scraps of clothing and put I together. Hand me downs were also very common because the families in Egypt were very large. Although the life growing up is very risky and dangerous the children still manage to have a very joyful childhood.
  5. 5. Infant Mortality Although the children in Egypt were respected greatly many of them died at birth. The infant mortality rate was very high and records show that many of them die at the first few days. This was because the hygiene in Egypt is poor and so they received diseases and sicknesses. The parents try to prevent this by using charms and spells. Many of the children aren’t born healthy either because the parents didn’t take good care of their bodies. 
  6. 6. Mesopotamia Childhood and Birth!!!!
  7. 7. Birth In Mesopotamia, children must battle to survive the harsh environment . Children had to respect their parents and one wrong sentence could be seen as a grave sin. Family unity was seen as the major goal of Mesopotamia. The whole point of getting married was to have children. And if the couple doesn’t have children they could get divorced easily. Boys were preferred because they could do more work in the crops and support the family. Mesopotamian families always had large families because the more the merrier and because the families that were poor could have more support and less pressure on them.
  8. 8. Childhood In Mesopotamia the girls would not be able to attend school because they were needed home. They needed to take care of younger siblings or do household chores. Sadly the children were mostly seen as slaves since the parents didn’t have enough time to take care of them and they wouldn’t be fed well. The boys were however treated with much more respect and honour because the girls were “weak” and were useless and the boys were “strong” and helpful. The childhood of a Mesopotamian child is very harsh but as they go through and experience more and more things they grow stronger. They are relied on as much as an actual mature grown-up.
  9. 9. Infant Mortality The infant mortality rate was quite high. The percentage of children with the weight under 2.5Kg gave proof that the children had poor health and had not received enough nutrients. The records have been rising steadily since 1990. Children that die at birth or die because of a sickness or disease are very common. Kids all over Mesopotamia don’t receive enough nutrients to survive because their families couldn’t earn enough money for the kids to have a healthy and safe life.
  10. 10. Childhood and Birth in Canada By: Elizabeth #13
  11. 11. Birth A child born in Canada is a celebration. The child is respected and is given many gifts to honour him/her. Once the baby is born he/she may be protected by God by having their forehead dabbed by water. A baby born in Canada has a high percentage of being healthy. They have a very small mortality rate. The baby is welcomed home with the opened arms of his/her family. There is no preferred gender because in Canada they love the child no matter how they look, what gender they are, or what colour they are. The birth of a child brings joy to many in Canada.
  12. 12. Childhood A child’s childhood in Canada is very carefree and joyful. Any child no matter colour or gender could attend school at no cost until high school. A child in Canada has the right to go to school and to have a safe and loving family. They don’t need to stay home to learn how to cook or to learn how to grow crops. They must go to school and receive a proper education until age of 12. They have freedom to do whatever they want as long as it’s not against the laws. They have many toys and games to play with and could care less about poverty. UNICEF
  13. 13. Infant Mortality In Canada most of the children are born healthy and happy because they’ve been fed well and taken good care of. The main reason for a child to have a certain disease is because it rules in the family. Most families that live in Canada have the money and time to take good care of their children It is a sickness that goes around in the whole family and cannot be prevented any way whatsoever. 90% of the children born in Canada’s hospitals are to live and not die at birth.