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The youngest Montenegrins learnt to read and write from THE SERB ELEMENTARY READING BOOK. During the rule of Petar I Petrovic Njegos, THE SERB ELEMENTARY READING BOOK, was printed in Venice, in 1812. In the year of 1836, Petar II Petrovic Njegos, published the new edition of THE SERB ELEMENTARY READING BOOK and in 1838 THE SERB GRAMMAR in the Montenegrin capital, Cetinje. THE SERB ELEMENTARY READING BOOK in Montenegro contained the examples of the glorious Serb past such as the lessons about Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the medieval Serb dynasty.

From 1854, in the time of Prince Danilo Petrovic Njegos, in Cetinje primary school the pupils learnt Serb Grammar (2nd and 3rd grades), Montenegrin History (2nd grade) and Serb History (3rd grade). (Schools in Montenegro, Pancevo 1876; work of Milan Kostic, former rector of Cetinje Church School)

In 1889, the pupils of the 4th grade of elementary school had the compulsory subjects: Religious Instruction, Serbian Language, Slavic Reading, Arithmetic, Geometry, Geography, Serb History, Nature Study, Calligraphy, Singing (religious and folk), Gymnastic and Military Exercises. (Prosvjeta, Cetinje, April-May, 1889)

By working out of the plan it is regulated that in geography lessons the pupils learnt . Also, the children drew Serb lands and sang songs such as: I Am Serb, the Son of the Serb; Tropar to Saint Sava; Arise, Arise the Serb; The Serb Gladly Goes to the Army; There, Over There; Serb Kolo (dance)... (Prosvjeta, Cetinje, July-August, 1890)

According to the Statute of the Organization of Gymnasium in the Princedom of Montenegro, from August 30th 1890, the following cirriculum for the students of gymnasium was compulsory: Religious Instruction, Serbian Language and Literature, Latin Language, Greek Language, Russian Language, Old Slavic Language and Literature, Geography and History (global and Serb), Mathematics, Nature Study, Physics, Philosophy, Drawing, Calligraphy, Gymnastic and Military Exercises, Singing and Music. (Prosvjeta, Cetinje, September-October, 1890)

In Theological-techers school the compulsory subjects were: Serb History (2nd grade), Serb History and Geography (3rd grade).  The program of geography consisted of studying the Serb lands independent, subjugated and occupied as well as main cities, places and villages in entire Serbdom. (Prosvjeta, Cetinje, November-December, 1890)

In the Gymnasium of Cetinje, the themes which were taught on the Serbian language classes were: Serb Mother, Saint Sava, The Building of Ravanica Monastery, The Girl of Kosovo, Milos Obilic (1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades). In 4th grade the selected Serb literary works were being read and the program of geography consisted of studying Special Geography of Serb Lands with the Short History of the Serbs. General View of Serb Lands. (Prosvjeta, Cetinje, November-December, 1890)

In the article History in an Elementary School in Montenegro (Prosvjeta, Cetinje, January-February, 1891), history is said to be a source from which the youth will obtain love toward Serbdom and everything Serb.

Here is how Serb Grammar for Montenegrin pupils of third and fourth grade looked in 1900

The Law on the People's Schools in the Princedom of Montenegro is published in February 2nd 1907. The second edition of the Law was published in the Kingdom of Montenegro in 1911. In the paragraph 1 it is said that the mission of the People's schools is spreading of Serb literacy. In the paragraph 26 it is said that the school subjects are: Christian Science, Serb History, Serbian Language, Church-slavic reading, Drawing and Calligraphy , Singing (secular and religious), Gymnastic and Children's Games, Geography, Nature Study, Field and Domestic Economy, Hygiene, Arithmetic and Geometry and if it is possible The Hand Work and Domestic Farm. The People's school in Montenegro is also called - The Serb People's School (paragraph 13).

In geography textbook for 3rd grade of elementary school (1911), by the authors Djuro Popovic and Jovan Roganovic it is said:

In Montenegro live only true and pure Serbs who speak Serbian language... Besides Montenegro there are more Serb lands in which our Serb brothers are living... Some of them are free as we are and some subjugated to foreigner.

Each Serb in Montenegro is obligated to love his entire Fatherland, all Serb lands - in which our free and unfree Serb brothers are living.

The poem Saint Sava, from the reading book for the 2nd grade of elementary school in Montenegro:

Serb children, Serb church,
Serb nation is celebrating the Slava,
In the poems raises, carries,
The Saint Sava Nemanjic...
Saint Sava, O the Serb Saint,
Your merits are powerful;
Today with joy the Serbs are singing
the most sweetest song...

All language, history, geography and religious textbooks in independent Montenegro were inspired with glorious Serb past and Serb national idea.



Mother tongue in Montengero is Serbian language


Compulsory subjects: Serb language and literature, Serb history and geography


Nationality and faith: Serb of Orthodox faith


Nationality and faith: Serb of Orthodox faith


Nationality and faith: Serb of Orthodox faith


Nationality and faith: Serb of Muslim faith