Going Old School In Lincoln – Getting an Education on the Western Frontier


Learn about the trials and tribulations of bringing education to the rural frontier west.


In this lesson, students will learn about a time before public education, when teaching people to read, write, and speak English was desirable, but not always available. Through a video describing the challenges for both children and teachers, students will understand what it took to bring education to the untamed west and the significance of establishing educational structure in a community.

Program Duration: 45-60 min. w/ Q&A


Additional information


Fort Stanton & Lincoln Historic Sites


Social Studies


History, Westward Expansion

Age Group

Pre-K – Kindergarten, 1st – 2nd Grade, 3rd – 5th Grade, 6th – 8th Grade, 9th – 12th Grade, College, Adult