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Timeline created by myyyaaa_07
In History
  • 2,000 BCE

    First Known School

    First Known School
    Textbooks from this time period have been discovered. This suggests that some schooling may have existed during that time.
  • -455 BCE

    Age of Pericles

    Age of Pericles
    Most Greek city-states have adopted a formal educational system. Sparta used their educational system to train their children for effective military support.
  • -50 BCE

    Development of Roman Schools

    Development of Roman Schools
    The Romans were heavily influenced by the Greek education system. Many children, after learning to read and write. These Latin schools are very similar to secondary schools in the 20th century.
  • 400

    The Dark Ages

    The Dark Ages
    During this period, the common people were politically and religiously oppressed, which stunted the ability for the population to grow and innovate intellectually as the Greeks and Romans previously had.
  • 1350

    The Renaissance

    The Renaissance
    The Renaissance, which started in Italy, was a rebirth of the people's thirst for new knowledge. This led to a revival of classical learning known as "humanism."
  • Earliest American Colleges Established

    Earliest American Colleges Established
    The first colonial college, Harvard, was established in 1636 to prepare ministers. A few years later, other schools such as Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, and Brown are established.
  • Old Deluder Satan Act

    Old Deluder Satan Act
    This act decreed that every town of 50 families or more needs to hire a schoolmaster who would teach the town's children to read and write and that all towns of at least 100 families need to have a Latin grammar school teacher who would prepare students to attend Harvard.
  • State Control of Education

    State Control of Education
    When the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution is passed, the individual states gain the right to control education.
  • Invention of the Blackboard

    Invention of the Blackboard
    In 1801, James Pillans invented the blackboard when he hung a large slate on the classroom wall.
  • Common Core

    Common Core
    The Common Core State Standards Initiatives is launched which details what K-12 students should know at the end of the year.