Renaissance Women Renaissance Mother Renaissance Childbirth & Child Mortality Unmarried Women & Illegitimate Children and Widows Convents Witch Hunts The.

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>Renaissance Women Renaissance Mother Renaissance Childbirth &amp; Child Mortality Unmarried Women &amp; Illegitimate Children and Widows Convents Witch Hunts The Education of Renaissance Women Slide 2 Topic Renaissance Mother What occupied the lives of most Renaissance women? What occupied the lives of most Renaissance women? Motherhood Motherhood Why were wealthy women able to have more children? Why were wealthy women able to have more children? Wealthy women married earlier and did not breastfeed. Wealthy women married earlier and did not breastfeed. Slide 3 Topic Renaissance Childbirth &amp; Child Mortality What percent of women died from childbirth? What percent of women died from childbirth? 10% 10% Name three diseases that children died of during the Renaissance. Name three diseases that children died of during the Renaissance. Tuberculosis Tuberculosis Influenza Influenza Diarrhea Diarrhea *Chronic malnutrition; starvation and neglect also led to a high infant mortality rate. *Chronic malnutrition; starvation and neglect also led to a high infant mortality rate. Slide 4 Topic Unmarried Women &amp; Illegitimate Children and Widows What happened to a woman who had an illegitimate child? What happened to a woman who had an illegitimate child? She was taxed, imprisoned or banished from the community. She was taxed, imprisoned or banished from the community. What is infanticide? What is infanticide? The killing of a baby. The killing of a baby. Describe advantages and disadvantages of being a widow. Describe advantages and disadvantages of being a widow. Advantages: Advantages: Economic independence: inherited property; carry on husbands trade Economic independence: inherited property; carry on husbands trade Disadvantages: Disadvantages: Responsible for husbands debt Responsible for husbands debt If childless, the woman could be returned to her father, uncle or brothers care If childless, the woman could be returned to her father, uncle or brothers care Poor women were left destitute Poor women were left destitute Slide 5 Topic Convents List two reasons why families put their daughters in convents. List two reasons why families put their daughters in convents. Families had to supply a dowry for the daughter Families had to supply a dowry for the daughter A dowry could make a family bankrupt A dowry could make a family bankrupt Describe what happened to girls who were forced into convents. Describe what happened to girls who were forced into convents. They were forced to obey the law of poverty, obedience and chastity They were forced to obey the law of poverty, obedience and chastity Their hair was cut, legs shaved and forced to where a habit. Their hair was cut, legs shaved and forced to where a habit. What were the advantages of becoming a nun? What were the advantages of becoming a nun? They could become educated. They could become educated. They could care for the poor, sick or insane. They could care for the poor, sick or insane. They could teach and / or write. They could teach and / or write. They could preach or write letters to powerful church or government members. They could preach or write letters to powerful church or government members. Describe the family background of most nuns. Describe the family background of most nuns. Most women were the daughters of the nobility or wealthy. Most women were the daughters of the nobility or wealthy. Nuns in a choir. From Shakespeare's England Slide 6 Topic - Witch Hunts What is a witch hunt? What is a witch hunt? A witch hunt is an investigation to search for and harass dissenters (those who disagree with popular opinion) A witch hunt is an investigation to search for and harass dissenters (those who disagree with popular opinion) What kind of woman was accused of being a witch? What kind of woman was accused of being a witch? Women who practiced folk medicine, chanted or who were outspoken or challenged the authority of men or the church or women who just didnt fit in. Women who practiced folk medicine, chanted or who were outspoken or challenged the authority of men or the church or women who just didnt fit in. For what were they accused? For what were they accused? They were accused of meeting regularly with the devil, dancing naked, killing infants and flying on broomsticks. They were accused of meeting regularly with the devil, dancing naked, killing infants and flying on broomsticks. What was the punishment for witchcraft? What was the punishment for witchcraft? Punishment was death. Punishment was death. How many women were persecuted during the witch hunts? How many women were persecuted during the witch hunts? Conservatively 100,000 Conservatively 100,000 Other estimates 900,000 Other estimates 900,000 Slide 7 Topic The Education of Renaissance Women What were the goals of education for a middle or upper middle class girl? What were the goals of education for a middle or upper middle class girl? To guide the young women to develop a concept of marriage in which the man was boss To guide the young women to develop a concept of marriage in which the man was boss To train her to run a home and raise children. To train her to run a home and raise children. What skills did these women learn? What skills did these women learn? How to look after a home and raise children. How to look after a home and raise children. What kind of education did poor girls get? What kind of education did poor girls get? They received no formal education but some were trained in crafts. They received no formal education but some were trained in crafts. </p>

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