Religious Foundations of Schools in Colonial Times - Quiz & Worksheet


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The _____ and the _____ were two religious orders that founded schools in colonial America.

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1. The _____ required parents to educate their children.

2. The _____ required communities to pay a schoolmaster to teach local students.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set help you gauge your understanding of how religion in colonial America influenced the foundation of schools. In order to pass the quiz, you should be familiar with topics such as laws related to education and religious orders that influenced colonial education.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize this quiz and worksheet set to assess yourself on the following:

  • Colonial religious orders responsible for founding colonial American schools
  • Formal requirement for parents to educate their children
  • Formal requirement for communities of a certain size to pay for a schoolteacher
  • Type of schools paid for by the parents of students and religious order behind the foundation of those schools

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the religious orders that helped found schools in colonial America
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the requirement for parents to educate their children and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a type of colonial school

Additional Learning

Learn more about how religion influenced education in colonial America by viewing the related lesson titled Religious Foundations of Schools in Colonial Times. It covers these objectives:

  • Define colonial America
  • Identify the religious order that founded most of New England and members' views on education
  • Recognize the role played by laws in creating a formal education system
  • Discover the religious order of Pennsylvania and nearby colonies and members' contributions to the colonial education system