I, Pencil.

We are perishing for want of wonder not for want of wonders. G.K. Chesterton

The Essay was originally published in 1958, the movie is a little more recent.  The concept it aims to teach remains the same “Leave all creative energies uninhibited.”

This is an excellent essay (aimed at children) and a beautiful film to go with it.  Use it in English to teach narrative voice, in technology to teach process or use it as the  Competitive Enterprise Institute intends it to be used to teach  Economic Theory – that of Free markets = spontaneous organization + free trade + specialisation of labor + capital + entrepreneurship.