What was the South's education like

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The South's educational system- before and during the American Civil War was often faith based. With prayers observed before regular teacher's conventions. All interested parties, even 'the ladies', were invited to attend.

Ideas were requested for the best means of supplying student's textbooks. The Confederate States of America's (CSA's) Educational Association was governed by a committee made up of a single representative from each state.



One recommendation of the committee was to use the constitution of the CSA as a public school text book.

Standard English book-Marinda Branson Moore, 1829-1864

The Geographical Reader, for the Dixie Children.

Raleigh: Branson, Farrar & Co., 1863



Epes Sargent, 1813-1880

The Standard Speller; Containing Exercises for Oral Spelling; Also, Sentences for Silent Spelling by Writing from Dictation, in Which the Representative Words and the Anomalous Words of the English Language are so Classified as to Indicate Their Pronunciation, and to be Fixed in the Memory by Association.

Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke, 1861, c1856.

COURSE OF STUDIES.(Furman University)

PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT.

Applicants for admission into this Department must be prepared to pursue to advantage the Course of Studies following.

This Course is completed in three years.

FIRST YEAR.

FALL TERM.--Harkness' Arnold's First Latin Book; Analysis; Composition; Arithmetic and Algebra.

SPRING TERM.--First Latin Book reviewed; Second Latin Book; Analysis; Composition; Arithmetic and Algebra.

SECOND YEAR.

FALL TERM.--Caesar's Commentaries; Kendrick's Greek Ollendorff; Mythology; Algebra.

SPRING TERM.--Sallust's Jugurtha; Kendrick's Greek Ollendorff; History of Greece and Rome; Algebra.

THIRD YEAR.

FALL TERM.--Virgil's AEneid; Xenophon's Anabasis; Antiquities; Geometry.

SPRING TERM.--Sallust's Catiline; Anabasis; Antiquities; Geometry.

ORDER OF RECITATIONS.

FIRST YEAR.

Latin,. . . . .11 to 12 3/4

Mathematics,. . . . .9 1/2 to 10 1/2

Analysis, three times a week,. . . . .8 1/2 to 9 1/2

Composition, twice a week, 8 1/2 to 9 1/2

SECOND YEAR.

Latin,. . . . .8 1/2 to 9 1/2

Greek,. . . . .12 3/4 to 1 1/2

Mathematics,. . . . .10 1/2 to 11 1/2,

Mythology and History,. . . . .11 1/2 to 12

THIRD YEAR.

Latin,. . . . .9 1/2 to 10 1/2

Greek,. . . . .10 1/2 to 11 1/2

Antiquities,. . . . .11 1/2 to 12 1/2

Mathematics,. . . . .12 to 1 1/2

TEXT BOOKS: Dodd's Arithmetic; Loomis' Algebra and Geometry; Green's Analysis; Quakenbos' Composition, Keightley's Mythology; Bojesen's Grecian and Roman Antiquities; Taylor's Manual of History.

This bill,(Conscription of Teachers) in proposing to exempt professors only, and not the teachers of preparatory and common schools, will frustrate its own object.

'the capacities of all the colleges are by no means adequate to the numbers to be educated.'

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*Proceedings of the Convention of Teachers of the Confederate States,

Assembled at Columbia, South Carolina, April 28th, 1863:

Electronic Edition.

* © This work is the property of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text.

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