What is a hornbook?

Answer A hornbook was an educational tool that American and European children used to help learn school lessons for several centuries starting in the mid-15th century, according to the History of American... Read More »

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Who invented the hornbook?

No one knows who invented the hornbook. According to George Plimpton, the earliest known example of a hornbook was sketched by a monk around 1400. Hornbooks were used throughout the middle ages and... Read More »

How to Make a Hornbook?

In Colonial times, textbooks were scarce. Children went to small, one-room schools and learned through rote memorization. One of the tools used to teach children was a hornbook, a wooden paddle cov... Read More »