Ben Across the Curriculum: Middle School
Ben Across the Curriculum is a set of interdisciplinary lesson plans that highlight the five central themes in the international traveling exhibition Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World. These themes are Character Matters, B. Franklin, Printer, Civic Visions, Useful Knowledge, and World Stage. Scholars conduct WebQuests, engage in collaborative activities, and recreate his experiments to learn more about this founding father, prolific writer, inventor, journalist, printer, and elder statesman. Incorporating primary source materials, classroom discussion suggestions, and writing prompts, the unit highlights the contributions of a great American leader while helping scholars enhance several essential skills.