Subjects from old Brazilian school curricula

School education needs to prepare students for the world, that’s a fact. Now, what the worldview is, it varies. Of course, there are two subjects that are invariable: Portuguese (reading, interpretation, grammar and literature) and Mathematics (basic operations, fractions, trigonometry, percentage). However, in the case of other subjects, this may vary slightly. This does not mean that before there were no History or Biology classes. They existed, but eventually received other names.

The point is that in addition to them, Brazilian curricula already had other subjects that, today, are disregarded – or transformed. Check out: 1. Orpheonic singing Phone Number List Orpheonic singing is a specific type of music for choirs, and, for many years, it was a subject taught in Brazilian schools, until 1961, when it was replaced by “Musical Education” (which became a component of the curriculum of the subject “Arts”, in the 70’s). Essentially, orpheonic singing had as its menu musical awareness, and the teaching of values ​​and cultural references. The main defender and theorist of the matter was Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959).


However there was also orpheonic singing in religious schools, mainly with the aim of catechizing the students. 2. Moral and Civic Education Matter surrounded by controversy, as it is seen by its defenders as one of the foundations of citizenship, while, by its detractors, it is understood as a way to discourage critical thinking. Discontinued in 1991, the fact is that the subject was perfected in the 60s, by the then Military Dictatorship, to spread notions of nationalism and morality among students.