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4/13/09 BR- Why do people go to school? (Don’t just say “to learn”) Today: What Was School Like for Greek Kids? Field Trip Info Go to the Foyer Immediately after 1st period. Be in uniform (or nicer than uniform) No trip slip, no permission slip, no go. Bring some $$ for lunch Questions? Chaperones!? Greek Schools 1 Early on It was basic skills such as farming, making things, weaving, or caring for smaller children. Some specialized training (for warriors or aristocrats.) Greek Schools 2 First schools came along with the development of writing and the alphabet Reading (literacy) and writing became important so that people could participate in democracy Greek Schools 3 Some poleis (Athens) provided schools for all that taught basic reading, writing, arithmetic, and physical training. Greek Schools 4 Subjects fell into 3 areas: 1. Reading and writing 2. Physical training (swords, javelins, wrestling) 3. Music and Poetry No history since the important Greek stuff was covered in poetry (epics) and all other histories was unimportant Greek Schools 5 No science or high level math (that was for philosophers) Focus was on being “well rounded.” Boys started around age 7 Paidagogos – teacher’s helper (from this we get the word pedagogy or pedagogue – That’s me!) Greek Teacher Mean! They taught by using fear and intimidation. No problem for them to beat their students for misbehaving or missing an answer. Hmm… Greek Schools 6 Boys learned reading and poetry be reciting (saying it over and over again.) The learned to write by using a reusable wax tablet and a stylus (a pointed stick.) Greek Schools 7 Girls only received the most basic education in the home (how be good wives and mothers) Most boys only got basic education Some went on to specialized schools for doctors, philosophy, or rhetoric (speaking in public to persuade – good for politicians!) Sophists Specialized teachers that taught people (aristocrats) the necessary skills and subjects to be a good leader. Lets.. Write a note to your friend that describes a typical day in Ancient Greek School 20 Points! – Easy Money! Assignment for Friday: Read chapter 22 on philosophy. You should think about: What is philosophy and what is it used for? On a piece of paper, write 5 DEEP Philosophical Questions (like the one’s presented in the chapter.) We will discuss
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