Education in Colonial America

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Colonial America took place during the _____ and _____ centuries.

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1. On-the-job training in colonial America was found in:

2. Colonial day care centers run by a local woman teaching the basics to children were called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of the history of education in Colonial America. You will be quizzed on the main features of education during the Colonial period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test you on the following aspects of Colonial education:

  • When the Colonial period occurred
  • Where on-the-job training was found
  • The term for colonial day care centers
  • Where the Puritans held influence over the education system
  • Which colonies had a diverse education system

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about early forms of American education in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Colonial schools
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about education in Colonial times

Additional Learning

To learn more about education during this period of U.S. history, review the corresponding lesson on the History of Education in Colonial America. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss how education was different in Colonial America
  • Learn about Colonial tutors and schools
  • Review regional differences in education
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