The way we learn in ancient civilizations is very much like learning systems now, when it comes to what’s really important: the core subjects. Math, science, language and writing were the building blocks for a lot of the old civilizations and teaching these skills to the next generation allows these societies to continue growing and thrive. In ancient Mesopotamia, only children from royal or wealthy families would be taught how to write.
Originally, writing was restricted to men. Later on, both genders learned to read and write. For some time, it was only available to males from wealthy backgrounds though. When girls turned 7, they were taught about cooking, child rearing, and sewing. Boys were given training in reading, writing & other academics as well as subjects like sports & social etiquette. In Ancient India, everyone was welcomed to learn from teachers who imparted knowledge on religion, philosophy, literature, astrology and holistic development.
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