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Girls and Women in Education

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Women's History


Girls and Women in Education
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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.64

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    discriminate, teaching, dame, majority, provided, leadership, difficulty, daycare, provides, participate, regularly, based, participation, gender, mainly, material
     content words:    Title IX, American Association, University Women


Girls and Women in Education
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Education makes our lives richer. It provides us with opportunities. So the amount that girls were allowed to participate in education is an important part of American history. Women's participation as teachers is an important part of history too.
 
2     In Colonial times, school was mainly for boys; it was usually taught by a young man, since parents felt that boys needed strict leadership. Girls' participation was often limited to filling in extra spaces in a class, maybe in summer school. More often, young girls were educated only in an early type of daycare called dame schools. A dame was a neighborhood lady who cared for children while she did her own housework. She may have used a colonial school supply called a hornbook (a wooden paddle with one sheet of paper attached, covered by a clear material made from horn) to teach her young students their ABC's, numbers, and prayers.
 
3     In the 19th century, more women became school teachers. These teachers were often very young women, even teenagers. Using simple materials like slates, chalk, and a few books, they taught boys and girls. Some of their students were older than they were. Usually, they taught for only a few years.

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Women's History
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United States
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    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


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