In ancient Egypt, boys learned from their fathers, girls from their mothers, and the wealthy boys learned to be scribes or math.
In ancient Greece, girls learned weaving from their mothers and boys were taught at home until they were of age to go to school to learn math, reading, poetry and athletics.
In ancient Rome, girls and boys went to ludus (a public school) at age 7 to learn arithmetic, writing and reading. Boys continued on to a more advanced education.
Education became slowly more common during the Middle Ages until most could read and write since before only the upper class were rather literate.
During 16th Century England, education blossomed as many wealthy men founded grammar schools or children were taught by their middle or upper class mothers.
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