Friday, 6 January 2017

Summer Learning Journey: Week 3 Day 15 Activity 2

Activity 2
After exploring the gallery you decide to walk across the street to the national museum. It is an amazing place! There is so much information about the history of the country in this museum. It’s hard to know where to start!
After walking for a little while you come across a display with pictures of children that were taken in 1901 (over 100 years ago)! In this picture, the children are working on a local farm, milking cows. They are not going to school. Back in those days, children usually went to school until they reached the age of 12 or 13. They then left school and went to work. Imagine that you were alive 100 years ago. How would you feel if you had to leave school at the age of 12? Would you be happy or sad? On your blog, tell us how you would feel.

To be honest I would be happy. I would get to explore to world younger and have the experience to work at a young age. Have more time to grow up and get use to the job you have.


  1. Hey Saveu
    I would be kind of sad because I would have to start work at a very young age and I won't get a very good education. Nice job!

  2. Hi Saveu,

    I really like your honesty. I am sure that there would be some perks to finishing school at a younger age but I do wonder if you might miss your friends and miss learning about new and interesting things. From my understanding, a number of the women who had to leave school at 12 and 13 found that they grew tired of their jobs and wanted to go back to school in order to learn more and improve their skills so that they could seek new, higher paying jobs. I wonder if you might grow tired of working if you started at such a young age...perhaps not...

    The nice thing about growing up now is that we have more choices so we can decide what we might like to do once college is finished. Do you have any ideas about what you might like to be when you get older? Do you want to be a teacher, a police officer, a pilot, a lawyer, a musician, or something else entirely?

    I hope that you are able to follow your dreams and become whatever it is that you most want to be!