Educational Film Dreams of a Metric United States


When I was in grade school, hope still existed that the United States might make the jump to the metric system. So we were being taught the system most of use today and the more “exotic” (logical) metric way of measurement. Sadly, all of that metric knowledge was dumped as the eighties rolled on and now if I need to figure out how long a meter is I need to run to a computer.

I still think acceptance of the metric system here would be a good thing, even if it would be a learning curve for me at this point. Don’t buy into the idea of metric? Perhaps this 1973 film, “Metric America”, will sway you like it did a younger and much more impressionable me.


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