How were people educated in Elizabethan society?

This lesson will examine why education developed in Elizabethan England. It will consider how people were educated in Elizabethan society and how this was dependent upon factors such as social class and gender. This lesson will also assess the extent to which education 'improved' during this period.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Who did some people feel had a better claim to the throne than Elizabeth?

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Q2.In which plot did Sir Francis Walsingham uncover a coded letter from Mary Queen of Scots giving her approval to the plot?

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Q3.What relation was Mary Queen of Scots to Elizabeth I?

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Q4.Which of the following DID NOT rebel in the Revolt of the Northern Earls?

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Q5.What did the Spanish promise to send to help the Ridolfi Plot?

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Q6.Who did Elizabeth send to the Netherlands to lead a force of over 7000 men?

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Q7.Approximately how many men were sent by King Philip of Spain in the Spanish Armada?

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Q8.Which country did Elizabeth give help to in their fight against the Spanish in in the 1570s and 1580s?

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Q9.Who was Elizabeth's spymaster who uncovered various catholic plots against Elizabeth I in the 1570s and 1580s?

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Q10.Who did Elizabeth I allow to privateer in the New World with the aim of damaging Spain's interests there?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Who did some people feel had a better claim to the throne than Elizabeth?

1/10

Q2.In which plot did Sir Francis Walsingham uncover a coded letter from Mary Queen of Scots giving her approval to the plot?

2/10

Q3.What relation was Mary Queen of Scots to Elizabeth I?

3/10

Q4.Which of the following DID NOT rebel in the Revolt of the Northern Earls?

4/10

Q5.What did the Spanish promise to send to help the Ridolfi Plot?

5/10

Q6.Who did Elizabeth send to the Netherlands to lead a force of over 7000 men?

6/10

Q7.Approximately how many men were sent by King Philip of Spain in the Spanish Armada?

7/10

Q8.Which country did Elizabeth give help to in their fight against the Spanish in in the 1570s and 1580s?

8/10

Q9.Who was Elizabeth's spymaster who uncovered various catholic plots against Elizabeth I in the 1570s and 1580s?

9/10

Q10.Who did Elizabeth I allow to privateer in the New World with the aim of damaging Spain's interests there?

10/10

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How were people educated in Elizabethan society?.

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Q1.Where did the majority of education take place for the sons and daughters of the nobility during Elizabeth's reign?

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Q2.Which schools could girls attend in Elizabethan England that provided a basic education?

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Q3.How many grammar schools had been set up by 1560?

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Q4.Which schools did boys from the middling sorts attend before starting grammar school?

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Q5.What did Elizabeth I establish in 1571?

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Q6.Which of these is NOT a reason why Elizabeth established Jesus College at Oxford University in 1571?

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Q7.Which of these was NOT studied by boys at grammar school during Elizabeth's reign?

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Q8.Where did boys go to study when they were typically 14 or 15 years of age?

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Q9.Where could young boys train to become lawyers during the reign of Elizabeth?

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Q10.Which group in society was most financially and practically unable to send their children to school?

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Q11.What percentage of the population were estimated to be literate (able to read and write) by the end of Elizabeth's reign?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How were people educated in Elizabethan society?.

You should complete this quiz after completing the lesson 'How were people educated in Elizabethan society? '

Q1.Where did the majority of education take place for the sons and daughters of the nobility during Elizabeth's reign?

1/11

Q2.Which schools could girls attend in Elizabethan England that provided a basic education?

2/11

Q3.How many grammar schools had been set up by 1560?

3/11

Q4.Which schools did boys from the middling sorts attend before starting grammar school?

4/11

Q5.What did Elizabeth I establish in 1571?

5/11

Q6.Which of these is NOT a reason why Elizabeth established Jesus College at Oxford University in 1571?

6/11

Q7.Which of these was NOT studied by boys at grammar school during Elizabeth's reign?

7/11

Q8.Where did boys go to study when they were typically 14 or 15 years of age?

8/11

Q9.Where could young boys train to become lawyers during the reign of Elizabeth?

9/11

Q10.Which group in society was most financially and practically unable to send their children to school?

10/11

Q11.What percentage of the population were estimated to be literate (able to read and write) by the end of Elizabeth's reign?

11/11

Lesson summary: How were people educated in Elizabethan society?

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