Why doesn't anyone on Earth know how to make a pencil?

A short story can yield great truths, and I, Pencil delivers in spades. Your free I, Pencil Lesson Plan takes your students on an intellectual journey of discovery and intrigue as they glean unforgettable lessons from the unassuming pencil. When seen through the lens of economics, the how-its-made story of the humble yellow writing stick becomes more fascinating than you’d ever imagine.