Education & Families

By Tia and Cordelia

Education

Education was barely seen as an important part of Medieval Europe until it started to create a stronger image with its success. Reading, writing, and calculation was becoming a skill needed in governments, business and even agriculture. People who had these skills, such as scribes, clerks, and layers.

Education

Only some could go to school and most of them were boys. The education a peasant would get would only be to make a living. Girls were sent to other households to learn sewing and weaving, skills needed to manage a household. Boys who were the sons of lords would learn proper manners and to play chess.

Education

Most education was done by monks, the children would go to cathedrals to receive their lessons. In some cases, there were no seats and desks, so students would sit on the floor with their fellow class mate. The main method of learning during the Middle Ages was memorizing. Books and written text was very and not many existed because they had not method of copying the text other than rewriting it.

Education

There were no blackboards, so every single thing a student learned was oral. Remembering every word the teacher spoke, the memory capacity of each student was strong5. Also, with having to present what they had learned the next day, it was in great need to be able to remember and memorize what the teacher said.

Education

Math was important during Medieval Europe, not only as it was a subject ‘Arithmetic’, but also made deep connections with other subjects like geometry and astronomy10. Numbers they used were Roman Numerals, 304 being CCCIV. However, the Hindu-Arabic numerals was introduced, the numbers we use nowadays. Having the numbers 1 to 9, there was no 0.

Education

The reason why the number 0 did not exist could have different theories. But most could have said it was because they couldn’t understand ‘nothing’. The main idea was that everything was created by God, but 0 is nothing, so it couldn’t exist.

Education

Education during childhood was very important, whether it was school or work. This was because people who learned during an early age would be able to gain more experience and skill rather than a person who would start later. Also, these skills would create a benefit for them, for the skills they learned for many years would help them make a living or live in their certain environment.

Family

A family is something everyone has and being in different family situations, lives of people easily changed. Those who were married or born into a rich family would have led a rich life. Segregation between men and women were also found in family life, like ill treatment wives received from their husbands. Children were shaped out by their environment, especially the one their parent’s create. During the Middle Ages, the life of one person was easily reflected to how his family status was.

Family

marriages had almost nothing to do with love or romance. In fact, marriages were used to affect the family, the economy, and inheritance1. The affects made on the family could have been change in status or riches. As marriages were almost completely arranged, many parents would have tried to get their children to marry someone with a high status so the family could have also gotten the share of privileges.

Family

Women were usually regarded less than men, and during marriage the wife was property of the husband. In some cases women were regarded as objects, and even dogs and beasts3. A wife who scolded her husband would have been

Family

Women were usually regarded less than men, and during marriage the wife was property of the husband. In some cases women were regarded as objects, and even dogs and beasts3. A wife who scolded her husband would have been