Early Colonial Schools: Some Moravian Examples
Martha Jefferson: Religion, Social Issues and Reform
Skill: Elementary School
Time Required: Two to three class periods
Among the many protestant church groups to come to the American colonies during Martha Jefferson’s life, the Moravians were perhaps the most interested in formal education of children—everywhere they went, they built both churches and schools. Although Martha Jefferson was educated in a manner traditional to the southern plantation family, the Moravians did have a major presence in the south, particularly in North Carolina.
Education in the Colonies
Moravian Commitment to Education
The Moravian Church
The Moravian Story in North Carolina
The First School for Girls (Pennsylvania)
Early Schoolgirl Needlework
Schoenbrunn Village, Ohio
This lesson was developed by Averil McClelland, Kent State University.