The Evolution Of School Supplies

School has been around for a couple thousand years, give or take, and thus, in some form or another, so has an incarnation of what we now call the “Back to School season”.

Now, students and their parents flock to stores with credit cards at the ready, prepared to purchase all the trimmings of a successful school year. Carts are filled with new clothes, sneakers, notebooks, pens and pencils, and other accoutrements.

As they purchase these items for their kids, many parents reflect what was different when they were returning to school as children. Many note all of the new technologies the students currently have access to, like laptops, iPads, and smartphones. But what about the rest of it? Pencils are still pencils, right? Not according to this infographic.

Take a look at this handy infographic from Red Leaf Loans and see how our school supplies have evolved over time. From calculators to mechanical pencils, its easy to see just how far we’ve come!