Colonial Schools

Then vs. Now

Modern Schools

  • Many rooms with many teachers; grades are separated
  • Use electricity and technology, such as lights and computers
  • No hitting as consequences
  • Go to high school and college

Colonial Schools

  • One large room with benches to sit on and one teacher; all grades in one room.
  • Heated with fireplace
  • No textbooks; use a hornbook and read the Bible
  • Hitting and embarrassment used as consequences
  • After Dame school, only boys continued their education

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