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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Old Georgia Schools and Their Masters #genealogy #georgiapioneers

Old Georgia Schools and Their Masters

Willow Springs SchoolPlantation or field shools were used to teach children, and later, students went abroad to universities in England. Proof of this is contained in the 2-set volume of Memoirs of Georgia publiced in 1895, where families were interviewed and extensive information was provided. If you think that educational materials were lacking, you are mistaken, for the children learned all of the basics: writing, reading, arithmetic. An examination of some old report cards in the mid 20th century reveal an intense study of the most basic subjects. In fact, the required subjects of the grammar and high schools of today compare poorly. By the time that colonial children completed the most rudimary education, they were prepared to meet all the challenges of running their own farm or plantation, from architectural skills to a complex accounting system. 

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