This blast from the increasingly distant past teaches kids how to walk to school and it has a gem of advice at the 3:04 mark. That's when the heroes of our film, Jim and Margie, are offered a ride. They know NEVER to take a ride from a stranger. But why not?
Listen and learn!
The kids seem to be on a miles-long journey filled with alleys, blind spots and -- gosh, what is this, Mr. Narrator? "Some streets have stop signs for the cars," he intones in that mid-century, slightly-too-cheerful-as-if-hiding-a-dark-secret educational film voice. "See what it looks like?" Gosh, it seems to be red and...not really a circle, but not a square either. So that's a stop sign, mister?
WHAT KID DOESN'T KNOW THAT???
Jim and Margie go on to encounter traffic lights, walk signs, don't walk signs and endless sand dunes under a blistering sun...oh wait. Sorry. Getting confused. That was Lawrence of Arabia, an only slight-longer movie about an only slightly-longer trip.
Somehow on their journey the kids must go under a tunnel and over a footbridge. Really -- they must live several districts over from their school. But at last they get there...OR DO THEY???
Take a peek and then share YOUR walk to school tips. For instance, should a child walk when the sign says DON'T WALK?
(And how did YOU learn to walk to school?)