In the past, getting an education was nothing like we picture it today. No chalkboards, no recess, no assemblies or pizza parties, even no schoolhouses. For most of history, children would receive their schooling at home, and only the wealthy families and lords could afford to educate their kids. The last one would pay tutors to come to their home to teach their kids. Back then, children were not getting any at-home tasks. If you think about it, it is kind of hard to assign homework to a kid when the whole thing is happening at home.