As the daughters of the baby boom reached adolescence, the American school system struggled to educate them on matters of sexual and social development - lessons that were not always being taught at home. To the teacher uncomfortable with such topics, classroom films were a godsend. They depicted the reproductive system in anatomical detail or through puzzling symbolism. They also address a wide array of social issues from the importance of cooking skills (starring a young Bonnie Franklin), self-defense, and how to appear more pleasing to others. Often corny, sometimes frightening, these cinematic life lessons provide a fascinating window to the hopes and fears of parents and educators in mid-century America.