Teens’ Corner

A Teenager in the XVIIth century

In New France, adolescence, as we know it today, did not exist!

Even though they began working and having responsibilities at quite a young age, boys and girls still enjoyed time to socialize and prepare for adulthood.

At what age did they get married?
How did they learn a trade?
How many children did young couples have?
What were the daily tasks of young women and men?

To find out, read the following texts. You will learn about the life of an adolescent in New France.

Would you have liked to live in those times…?!