Education, what is it? Education is a process in which someone learns and gains knowledge. The first public schools came up during the 1820’s, however that does not necessarily mean that before that time people were completely clueless. Although humans before that time might have not had the proper education or schools at all, there are other forms in which they gained important information by observing and their curiosity. Today we have varies tools and technology to help with our studies, but we did not always have those benefits. Without the technology advances we have today, people in the olden days were still making important discoveries and gained education/knowledge from those discoveries; there is a well known example such as fire.