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Title Work

Title No: 20842

Title: Why people have special jobs: the man who made spinning tops

Medium: Moving Image

Original Medium: Film


1970 (Release)

1970 (Copyright)

Original Summary:
"This animated film introduces the basic economic concept of specialization of labor. Long ago when people had to do all the work that had to be done for themselves, a man made a spinning top for his son. The other fathers wanted him to make tops for their children too, but the man did not have the time. How the mad who made the top became a toymaker and made tops for all the other children, and how the other fathers each began to do one special job is the story of this film." - Summary from teacher's guide. 

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Duration: 6 min 56 sec 

Forms: Animation

Genres: Educational

Subjects: Skilled labor

ProducerBosustow, Nick
DirectorClark, Steven
Supervisor/Supervised ByGottlieb, Linda
Distribution Company Learning Corporation of America
Copyright Claimant Learning Corporation of America
Production CompanyStephen Bosustow Productions
Author/Based onWinn, Marie

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20842-1Safety Film : Viewing print 

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4819St. Louis Public Schools educational film library