Comics in the Classroom: A Look at the New York Fed's Educational Comic Book Series

September 30, 2020


The creators of the New York Fed’s Educational Comic Books discuss the recently relaunched series and how it can be used inside and outside the classroom.

For classroom or independent learning, the Educational Comic Book Series is created for students of all ages, and stimulates curiosity and raises awareness of careers in economics and finance. In addition, lesson plans created for each comic book meet national and state standards for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Comic books are available to students, teachers, community organizations, and households at no charge. You can download copies or request print copies by mail on the Educational Comic Book page.
Event Details

Date & Time
September 30, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm

This event was open to the media and members of the public, including teachers of students in middle school, high school, and introductory college levels. Virtual attendees received printed comic books, lesson plans, and activities to support remote, independent learning. All remarks were on-the-record unless otherwise noted.

6:00pm - 6:05pm Welcoming Remarks

David Erickson, Senior Vice President and Head of Outreach and Education, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
6:05pm - 6:40pm Inside Look at the Making of the Comics

Tom Bayne, Author and Illustrator, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Paul Noth, Author and Illustrator, Independent Cartoonist

Moderator: Jenn Kahn, Senior Associate Director, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

6:40pm - 6:55pm Q&A Session
6:55pm - 7:00pm Concluding Remarks

Graham Long, Senior Associate Director, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

This event was open to the media. All remarks and panels were on-the-record, unless otherwise noted.


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