Puritans Smore Activity
By: Austin Silver and Jackson Ramsey
In the 16th century the puritans thought that education was important. The puritans taught the kids the Bible and how to read and write. Because that was the center of their religion and it was important to them that their kids have a education. For example this was said "It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep man from the knowledge of the Scriptures... and to the end that learning may not be buried in the grave of our forefathers... It is therefore ordered... that every township within this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him, to write and read... And it is further ordered, that where any town shall increase to the number of one hundred families or householders, they shall set up a grammar school, the masters thereof being able to instruct youths so far as they may be fitted for the university."
Most Puritans thought of themselves as a member of the Church of England and wanted to rid the Church of its sins.