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The latest presentation schedule for this semester is here:AS1_Schedule
Read pages 138-9 in the textbook.
Presentation about pages 137-8 (family life”.
Discussion about why the man was considered “master of the household”.
To answer this question, we followed these steps:
What does “master” mean?
We decided it meant – leader, owner
What does “household” mean?
The dictionary told us it means 世帯、家庭
Where might this idea that “the man is master of the household” come from?
Another possibility is that it comes from the simple fact that men are in general stronger and taller than women.
From this, it is logical to think that the man would be the natural choice to lead the family because in early times, physical strength was necessary to find food, to build shelter and to protect the family.
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In today’s class we read the textbook pp 130-131. We discussed why at first only landowners were allowed to vote: because they own the land, they have the future of the land at heart. So they were considered the most suitable people to decide matters that affect the future of the country.