Group 4 (Education and National Events)

Today every child in the United States is entitled to a public school education. In fact, in many states schooling is required for all children until a certain age. History and current events play an important part in the curriculum. Newspapers and TV news programs keep children and adults current with present day news and help to spark an interest in historical precedents. Elizabethan citizens did not have the luxury of TV and the modern new media. Citizens had to learn the news by word of mouth or from written accounts, but not all citizens could read. You will be exploring national events during this time period as well as the education of Elizabethan citizens.

The following web sites will help you determine education during Elizabethan times.

What every schoolboy knows
http://scrtec.org/track/tracks/f02043.html

Children and Childhood
http://scrtec.org/track/tracks/f02043.html

Schooling
http://library.thinkquest.org/3588/Renaissance/Town/Education.html#anchor321628

Life of a Child
http://library.thinkquest.org/3588/Renaissance/Town/Children.html

The following web sites will help you determine the history of Elizabethan times.

(use this site until May 1, 2000)
Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth I

http://www.bangor.ac.uk/~hip01c/Elizabeth.htm

(use this site after May 1, 2000)
Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth I
http://www.elizabethi.org

The Spanish Armada
http://www.bangor.ac.uk/~hip01c/armada.htm

Power & Government
http://www.bangor.ac.uk/~hip01c/gov2.htm

Don't forget about your final product. Your group is responsible for this. It will be a comparison of 16th century life to 20th century life using the questions from above. You may present your comparison in a variety of formats, i.e. a poster, a skit, a diorama, a poem, a rap. Evaluation of your final product will be based on originality and creativity as well as the knowledge imparted.