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.
PenChecks Trust and EduNetwork Partners have teamed up for a second year of the Financial Future Challenge, a national program challenging students aged 7–14 to learn money management skills at a young age and create entries into the challenge to teach their peers what they have learned.
Marginal Revolution University’s Externalities and Incentives: The Economics of COVID is a short video that focuses on the positive externality of the COVID-19 vaccine and includes a set of practice questions. The video is free to download or view online.
The National Economics Challenge (NEC), sponsored by the Council for Economic Education (CEE), is the nation’s only economics competition of its kind for high school students. Students are challenged to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of micro- and macroeconomic principles, as well as the world economy.