Frontier Education

Time Frame: 1800's

Frontier education included simple reading, writing and arithmetic lessons in the 1800s. Most children were homeschooled.
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“The Prairie Pioneers,” The Iowa Heritage: Program # 4, Iowa Public Television, 1977.

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In the early years, what education took place, took place in the home and rarely progressed any further than basic reading, writing and arithmetic. When a community grew large enough to support a school, a teacher was hired and classes were held in a primitive schoolroom or in a private home.


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