Education and Family

Medieval Times

Education was not viewed as important

The education of medieval times was not viewed as important until it became more popular and created a bigger success by creating a stronger image of intelligence.
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Memorization

There were no blackboards or anything for teachers to write their lessons on, so students learned everything orally. The next day students were to present what they learned the day before in order to remember better. Books were not used because copying took too long.
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Who went to school?

Education was not for everyone, peasants were only meant to go to school for a better career. The higher class was sent to school and mainly boys were sent to school while girls were to stay home and learn how to cook and clean. Monks were main teachers.

Writing

Quills were used to write, but it was very expensive. If you were learning to write, you wouldn't be allowed to waste quills and ink. Only the most skilled in the art of writing were allowed to use quills to write.

Random Facts

- The basics were learned to teach essential disciplines needed for the church to learn the structure of the language and were forced to speak.

- (math) The main idea is that everything was created by god but 0 is nothing so it could not exist or have been created.

- (math, universe) Seven was a number people were fascinated by because it was the key to the unknown universe

Family

In medieval Europe, families were structured much like how they were up until modern times. The man had rule over the wife and children. In these times, families hoped for sons rather than daughters because of the opportunities men had that women did not. If you were born into wealth then you lived a wealthy life. however, if you were poor or common, you could climb the classes by marrying into wealth, or if you're male, you could work your way up the ranks.

Inheritance

The father of his family would leave his belongings to his sons, if he did not have any sons, he would leave his belongings to the husband of his daughter. The eldest son would be first in line, acquiring most of his father's riches. The younger sons would not have the privileges that the eldest son had. When the eldest son moved out, the younger boys had the option of staying at home or moving out with the eldest brother to become a servant, solider, or worker.

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While the men worked, the women stayed home to take care of the household, cooking, and cleaning. When the daughter was married off, the family had to pay a fine to the landlord for the loss of the daughter working in the household. Family life was not thought of as loving, but it was not considered cruel either.

When the parents passed, their children would take over the jobs their parents performed everyday.

If a woman scowled her husband, she was to be beaten.

Marrying a relative was prohibited.