Thursday, September 17, 2015

Throwback Thursday: School Filmstrips

When I was growing up, seeing the filmstrip projector out, or seeing a box of filmstrips in colorful plastic cases was always a sign that it would be a good day at school.  The filmstrips could be about history, science, or a book from English class ... but it always was a nice change of pace.  Some also came with a record that played during the film. 

Do you remember filmstrips at school?  What are some memories you have of them?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.


Anonymous said...

I had actually forgotten about filmstrips, so what a nice memory nudge. (I went to school in the 50's and 60's). In elementary school, Thursday mornings were "movie" days, (nature films, science info etc) and never once did the projector NOT break down.

Birdhouse Books said...

Hi, thanks for your comment! I remember the projector breaking down on "movie" days at school too. I also remember the distinct sound the projector made when the film came to the end of the reel.