Friday, September 14, 2007

Free Financial Comics and Cool Butterfly Migration Project

Two links for you, this weekend:


First, the Federal Reserve System has a catalog full of comics you can get for free, detailing money issues. There's even one called, "The Story of the Federal Reserve System" and one called... wait for it... keep your wig on... "The Story of Checks and Electronic Payments"!!!! Get over there and order 35 copies immediately! For free!



Second, here's a link to the Symbolic Butterfly Migration in Mexico. I can't explain it adequately, probably, but the basic idea is that you and your kids color butterflies, pack them into an envelope to go to Mexico along with the other real Monarch butterflies that make their trip down there in the fall. The symbolic butterflies are tended by school children in Mexico right next to the place where the real ones spend the winter, and then (since you include a return envelope) they send them back to you in the spring. Cool! The point is to build connections between children in North America, and also to include a small donation to help preserve the Monarch's territory in Mexico. We're probably going to do this, this week at Phi Bensa Zoe Academy.

4 comments:

  1. We have those comic books; the artwork is pretty dated but the concepts are sound.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    Barb

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  2. I didn't know about the comic books.
    Thanks for posting it :-)

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  3. his is an interesting resource!

    Thanks for sharing :))

    Susan in Glo, Va

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  4. Thanks for this post. I've been looking for a good source of financial comics for a while now. Just started a blog myself at http://www.wesmoss.com/about-wes/blog

    thanks,
    Wes

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