Friday, May 2, 2008
The Stuff I learned about Colonial Times by Josh
I learned that if you were a boy you would be done with school at the age of twelve years old. I also learned that girls only learned how to read and write while they went to school. This is because most people in that time didn't think it was important for girls to go to school after that. Those people thought girls should know how to cook, clean, and sew more. But some people said that girls should learn to do all the things a twelve year old boy should know. I also learned that there were a bunch of laws. Like it is against the law to swim, and to fall asleep during church, if you do you might get a fine. Boys at school had to stay good or they would have one of these punishments like getting put into the coldest part of the room during the winter, or having to sit in the dunce chair with a dunce cap on. Or wear a thing around you neck that said something stupid like "BITE FINGER BABY".