Jump Ropes, Jacks, and Endless Chores: Children's Lives in the 1800s

Jump Ropes, Jacks, and Endless Chores: Children's Lives in the 1800s

Matthew Strange (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296882

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For most of the 1800s, children were considered small, unruly adults who needed to be strictly disciplined and put to useful work as soon as they were able. The very concept of childhood itself, as a carefree, innocent time, is a result of increasing economic stability and changing family roles in the 1800s. Before child welfare laws were enacted and compulsory education enforced, children made up an important part of the industrial and agricultural workforce in 1800s America. Toys and time for games and fun may have been a luxury, but kids will be kids, and the adults that loved them made sure their lives werent all work and no play. The establishment of public schools, more humane working conditions, and expanding economic opportunities helped improve the life of Americas children in the 1800s, but they worked hard and their pleasures were simple ones.

Reading Level
Lexile
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
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DRA
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Genre
Games & Activities History
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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