Colonial Period and Young Nations Period

Colonial Period and Young Nations Period

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  • Colonial Period
  • Greek, Latin, Religion
  • New England Colonies
  • Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Religion 
  • Middle Atlantic Colonies
  • College, but only for the rich white males!
  • Southern Colonies
  • Young Nation Period
  • Vocational training for some College training for others. We need a generation of useful minds!
  • Expansion
  • New England Colonies: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire Middle Atlantic Colonies: Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. Southern Colonies: Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
  • Land Grant Colleges
  •   Benjamin Franklin founded the Academy in Philadelphia now known as The University of Pennsylvania.
  • Influential Educators
  •  With growing industry and a focus on Westward expansion came more focus on math, science, and thinking skills in addition to the reading, writing, and vocational skills. Public schools were becoming a trend where everyone (mainly white boys and seldom girls) was to attend at least 3 months out of the year. 
  • Rules for Teachers in the Young Nation Period
  • MEN One night offper week for courting purposes. Two if you were a regualr in church.  Cannot visit pool halls, drink, smoke or get shaved in a public barbershop.
  • The Morrill Act of 1862 granted every state with 30,000 acres of land to be sold for profit to establish a public school for engineering, agriculture, and military service. this resulted in over 70,000 schools! The second Morrill Act in 1890 extended this to the Southern Black colleges. Many of these colleges are still around for example HBCU Tuskegee University, Auburn University, and the University of Georgia. 
  • Now everyone can get an education!!
  • The Morrill Acts are awesome!
  • Johann Friedrich Hebart: Advocate of a well organized curriculum and the 5 step teaching method. Johann Pestalozzi: Stressed concrete learning. Thought schools should teach with love and acceptance.  Harace Mann: Called the American Father of Public Education. Advocate for public schools, teacher training, and abortion of corporal punishment.
  • Johann Friedrich Herbart
  • Johann Pestalozzi
  • Horace Mann
  • Rules for Educators in the Young Nations Period were very strict. Along with strict rules there were duties they had to fulfill daily. Tasks such as filling oil lamps, sweeping the chimney, whittling pens for students. Can you imagine having to whittle pens for your students?
  • WOMEN May not engage in any improper conduct.  Also no drinking, smoking, or hanging around in pool halls.  
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