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#3393358 - 06/09/14 07:33 PM Who remembers this old classroom movie?
BobsArmory Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
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"Paddle to the Sea"

Back in the day this is how we learned Science. This was my favorite School movie ever as a kid. No Blu-Ray, DVD, VHS or BETA here. It was played in the classroom with an honest to goodness movie projector and it's still a great learning experience for kids. After 40 years or so I finally found it on youtube, go figure.
Synopsis:
At Lake Nipigon, Canada, a native boy carves a wooden model of an Indian in a canoe and sets it free to travel the Great Lakes to the Atlantic ocean. The story follows the progress of the little wooden Indian on its journey through all five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River, finally arriving at the Atlantic Ocean.

Paddle To The Sea
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#3393365 - 06/09/14 07:38 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
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Awesome!!!!! I loved it when they`d show these films at school (when I was in elementary school in the 70s)!! They`d show them on those old Bell and Howell projectors,and the picture would always jump!
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#3393367 - 06/09/14 07:40 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
andyd Offline


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After my time . We had filmstrips in elementary school. About the only movie we got to se was "Hemo the Magnificent" It was about the human circulatory system
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#3393377 - 06/09/14 07:51 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: andyd]
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Watching right now...

film strips and film loops were king when I was in school. Once in a while a regular movie, if the teacher could figure out how to thread the projector.

The "A +1" attraction was the film loop of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

"They don't build em like they used to" and thats a good thing


Edited by simple_gifts (06/09/14 08:00 PM)
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#3393468 - 06/09/14 09:10 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
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We used to have a blast when the teacher would play the old movies backwards! The old animal/insect movies were the best!

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#3393477 - 06/09/14 09:19 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
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Registered: 06/05/13
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Loc: Wisconsin USA
I remember "Paddle" very well. I saw it in 3rd or 4th grade. It made such an impression on me that I went home and began building my own boat to make a similar journey. Unfortunately, I lived in the flattest of the flatlands of Illinois at the time, so there was no sea for the thing to paddle to.
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#3393608 - 06/10/14 01:00 AM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
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I remember film strips that came with vinyl records that you manually sync'ed so that you had some narrative that went with the still images.

The only two movies that I can recall back in elementary school was "A Desk for Billie" and "Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land".

We did watch some of the old Biography films hosted by Mike Wallace.
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#3393614 - 06/10/14 01:17 AM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
alex3686 Offline


Registered: 01/07/13
Posts: 64
Loc: Florida
I don't think i've watched that in Elementary school. It does look interesting though thanks for posting.

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#3393678 - 06/10/14 06:08 AM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
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Registered: 01/04/03
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I don't think I saw that one, I'll have to check it out. Oh, yeah, drop the screen, dim the lights, clicky, clicky, clicky goes the 16mm projector. Nice memory. We had 35mm film strips, just the still projected pictures, when I was in grade school. The film strips came in these little steel cans with a steel press-on lid. Sparked some old memories there, you did!

The Tacoma Narrows was a classic. I think we even saw that in an engineering course I took in the late '70s.


Edited by Rick in PA (06/10/14 06:10 AM)
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#3393701 - 06/10/14 07:03 AM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: paulo57509]
aquariuscsm Offline


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Originally Posted By: paulo57509
I remember film strips that came with vinyl records that you manually sync'ed so that you had some narrative that went with the still images.

The only two movies that I can recall back in elementary school was "A Desk for Billie" and "Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land".

We did watch some of the old Biography films hosted by Mike Wallace.


Haha I forgot about those!! And then it would go "DING!" when the teacher was supposed to advance to the next picture.
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#3393736 - 06/10/14 07:53 AM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: Rick in PA]
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Originally Posted By: Rick in PA
I don't think I saw that one, I'll have to check it out. Oh, yeah, drop the screen, dim the lights, clicky, clicky, clicky goes the 16mm projector. Nice memory. We had 35mm film strips, just the still projected pictures, when I was in grade school. The film strips came in these little steel cans with a steel press-on lid. Sparked some old memories there, you did!

The Tacoma Narrows was a classic. I think we even saw that in an engineering course I took in the late '70s.


I can remember the rotary slide machines with a cassette tape narrating them. Also the 16mm movie reels. Those were the days.

Also for a couple of years, we had laser disks- CD like disks that were about the size of a 33!
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#3393995 - 06/10/14 01:12 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: The_Eric]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
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Originally Posted By: The_Eric
Originally Posted By: Rick in PA
I don't think I saw that one, I'll have to check it out. Oh, yeah, drop the screen, dim the lights, clicky, clicky, clicky goes the 16mm projector. Nice memory. We had 35mm film strips, just the still projected pictures, when I was in grade school. The film strips came in these little steel cans with a steel press-on lid. Sparked some old memories there, you did!

The Tacoma Narrows was a classic. I think we even saw that in an engineering course I took in the late '70s.




I can remember the rotary slide machines with a cassette tape narrating them. Also the 16mm movie reels. Those were the days.

Also for a couple of years, we had laser disks- CD like disks that were about the size of a 33!


I also remember before the Pioneer Laser Discs,there was what was called I think,a "video disk player" made by Magnavox that actually used a stylus and tracked the disc just like a vinyl record (which was the size of a 33rpm,just like the laser disc). I remember them having a horrible picture too.
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#3394057 - 06/10/14 02:29 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: aquariuscsm]
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Videodisc was the name brand. It was a capacitance stylus, and over time the disks degraded. They were OK when new but got worse the more you played them.

Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I also remember before the Pioneer Laser Discs,there was what was called I think,a "video disk player" made by Magnavox that actually used a stylus and tracked the disc just like a vinyl record (which was the size of a 33rpm,just like the laser disc). I remember them having a horrible picture too.
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#3394218 - 06/10/14 06:37 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
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Oh yeah, in JR high we had Walter Crankcase in the "And You Were There" series. Black and white 16mm film worn to a frazzle.Skits of various events of US history.
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#3394292 - 06/10/14 07:45 PM Re: Who remembers this old classroom movie? [Re: BobsArmory]
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That was pleasant to watch. Thanks for posting.
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