Comic Books Raising Awareness of Basic Economic Principles
The New York Federal Reserve Bank’sEducational Comic Book Series teaches students about basic economic principles and the Federal Reserve’s role in the financial system. Created for students at the middle school, high school, and introductory college levels, The Story of Monetary Policy comic book illustrates the Federal Reserve’s key responsibilities in setting monetary policy through a tour of planets that need guidance in stabilizing prices, increasing employment, and developing a healthy economy. Other books in the series include The Story of the Federal Reserve System and Once Upon a Dime. These comic books and accompanying lesson plans are free to download from the New York Fed’s website.
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