Saturday, March 5, 2011

CHAPTER SIX, in which Tom sits with the girls and meets Becky

CHAPTER SIX on Project Gutenberg

In Tom’s school, one schoolmaster or mistress taught all the students and had to keep strict order among children anywhere from age five to twenty-one.  Punishments for misbehavior were intended to embarrass and disgrace the student as much as remind them of their errant ways. 

Your mission for Chapter Five:
Using the document from the website below, learn about school in the 1840s and then answer this question:
As well as sitting on the girls’ side of the classroom, what are some other punishments Tom might have experienced?

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