What they did in ancient Egypt?
The ancient Egyptians did many things including pottery, farming, irrigation and school work. The children that went to school were boys and only boys! Unless the child's family was very wealthy, the girls would learn at home and how to do things around the house. If the student was a very good student the teacher would transfer the student to an upper level where they can use actual papyrus scrolls to write on. Before then, they would have to write on broken pieces of clay pottery.