Remember when your elementary school teacher would roll the AV cart into your classroom, containing a TV and a VCR? (Or pre-1980, a film projector?)
That meant it was movie time in the classroom.
But that's just one of many experiences today's school children will never know. With smart boards and ceiling projectors, every day is video day in 2018 classrooms.
Redbook Magazine says the old TV/VCR combo is just one of many items now missing from elementary schools. Children in today's state-of-the-art classroom no longer see:
Which means many of today's kids may not understand the phrase "nails on a chalkboard" either.
And some things that were painfully sexist from the 1970s and '80s:
Luckily some junior highs now teach everyone "family sciences," which includes lessons on cooking, sewing and woodworking.
It's sad to think children today will never experience the "ooh, ah" moment when the big AV cart and TV came rolling down the hallway and entered your class. That always meant it was going to be a great day.
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