School Children, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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Education is free in all the states of Brazil. But in some of the states there is no law to require children to attend school. There are two grades of elementary schools. The first is for pupils from 7 to 13 years of age. In the second the pupils are from 13 to 15 years old. The same subjects are taught in these schools that are given in your own schools; such as, reading, writing, arithmetic, spelling, and geography. But there are some branches taught in the Brazilian schools that you probably do not study. For example, the pupils learn to read, write, and speak some French. They study some algebra, trigonometry, (trig o-nm´ -try) commercial natural history, law, and political economy. Find out what the last five subjects are about. There are higher schools and colleges, also, much as in our own country. Rio de Janeiro (r´ d zhå-n´ r) has three schools for higher learning. There is a large agricultural school at Sao Paulo (são pou´ l), a large school of mines in another city, and many medical colleges. All the education in these colleges is now partly under government control. As in our large cities there are private schools in many of the cities of Brazil. In the view, you see the boys and girls who attend a large private school in Rio de Janeiro. They are children of well-to-do parents, who can afford special education for their sons and daughters. They look much like the boys and girls in our own schools. They play the same kinds of games we do, and have as much fun. Name the studies you take. For how many years does your state say you must attend school? At what age did you start school? What is meant by compulsory education? Keystone ID: 21821 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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