Students will learn about mid-1800’s Prairie education. Discussions will include one-room school houses, homeschooling, and boarding schools.
- Brads or tape
- EHA Hornbook
- Parchment Paper
- White Paper
- Students will cut out the horn book using scissors.
- Students will cut out the white paper and parchment sheets to fit on top of the horn book.
- Students will write the alphabet on their white paper. Students may also write a verse on their white paper or draw a picture if they are younger.
- Next, ask students to attach the horn book, with the white page on top and the the parchment on the very top.
A hornbook is a book that serves as primer for study. The hornbook originated in England as long ago as 1450, or earlier.The term has been applied to a few different study materials in different fields. In children’s education, in the years before modern educational materials were used, it referred to a leaf or page displaying the alphabet, religious materials, etc., covered with a transparent sheet of horn (or mica) and attached to a frame provided with a handle.