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Benjamin Franklin: Writer, Inventor, and Founding Father
3rd - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
Imagine being a writer, inventor, businessman, and the founding father of an entire nation! Pupils analyze the life and activities of Benjamin Franklin. Primary documents, videos, and paintings open up the world of Franklin to young...
Benjamin Franklin: Politician and Diplomat
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
A scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, politician, and the founder of a nation—and that's just one person! Learners investigate the many lives of Benjamin Franklin. Using a hands-on interactive online resource, they analyze primary...
Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Of the many roles he played, Benjamin Franklin most wanted to be remembered as B. Franklin, Printer. Learners of all ages find out more about this amazing man through the activities included in the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Guide.
A Lesson on Benjamin Franklin’s “Project for Moral Perfection”
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Benjamin Franklin identified 13 virtues that he felt would strengthen his character if he could focus on each one. A thorough lesson explores high schoolers' personal values in the context of their lives, and compels them to strive for...
A Lesson to Accompany "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy"
10th - Higher Ed
Learners examine the role of money in the colonial economy by participating in a trading activity. In this colonial economy activity, students complete an activity to learn about colonial trade and what happens when there is a lack of...