Education inancient/modern…Egypt, mesopotamia, Greece andmodern CanadaBy: Ryerson W.
Ancient Egypt• In ancient Egypt, for the first four yearsof a child’s life, they would stay home withtheir mother. Only boys were aloud to beeducated back then in ancient Egypt. Whenboys turned four, their fathers educatedthem. Some children went to a villageschool, others went to specific schools forspecific things, such as a priest or scribe.Schools taught: writing, reading, math andsports.
Ancient Greece• In ancient Greece, until children were six theywere taught by their mother or a male slave.When they turned six, they went to a private ora neighborhood school until they were 14. Bookswere to expensive and quite rare to get, sosubjects were read out loud. Boys had tomemorize everything to help them learn. Theteacher was always a man because no womenwere aloud to teach in a school. After the boysturned 14 they attended a higher end school.Following that when boys turned 18, theyattended military school for two years untilthey turned 20.
Ancient Mesopotamia• In ancient Mesopotamia, Most boys weretaught by their mothers. Only the richgirls would have school training. The boyswere taught until they were about 7, thenthey would go to a village school and betaught until they were between 15-17, thenthey could work in the village. The menwould have physical jobs, the women woulddo less productive jobs, like a tea sellerfor example.
Modern Canada• It is actually against the law not to go toschool in Canada. Being sick is anexception. The education in Canada is justabout the best education in the world forchildren. Kids are taught in many differentways, you could be homeschooled, but youwould need proof that you were reallydoing work. You could go to a public school,like most kids. Or you could go to a privateschool. Each option is different, but youstill get the same education in a differentform.