This classic Coronet film features a group of high school students doing a radio broadcast on capitalism. Although it would certainly be considered cheesey by contemporary students, it is still a great way of discussing the major benefits of a capitalist system.

Economics explained in “Why Play Leap Frog, 1949”

This Technicolor cartoon explains how increased wages based on increased productivity bring about increased purchasing power.

The concepts covered include cost of living, production of goods, cost analysis, purchasing power and efficiency.

Although best suited for an economics class, this simple break-down of how goods are made and priced would be illuminating for any social studies course.