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127 resources with the concept benjamin franklin

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American Inventors

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this nineteenth-century American inventors online interactive worksheet, students read paragraphs about Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Graham Bell and their inventions and answer comprehensive questions. Students...
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My Place In Time

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders interpret Franklin's style, his ease of writing and content, using this to inspire, motivate and guide them to do more writing. They list Franklin's civic accomplishments and political accomplishments. They name 4...
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Classroom Constitutional Convention

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate the eight phrases that comprise the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution to determine its principles and purpose. Their own Constitutional Convention is convened to craft a preamble for their school's governance.
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Wisdom of Ben Franklin

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students recognize the wit and wisdom of Ben Franklin. They examine a list of proverbs of Ben Franklin and select a proverb to paraphrase. In addition, they create a modern proverb that has the same meaning as the one they picked by...
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Franklin Learning Activities

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners participate in different activities examining Benjamin Franklin and his activities. They work together in groups and as a class to research his inventions and his self-improvement plans.
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WORDS FRANKLY SPOKEN

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students visit appropriate websites to discover quotes from Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac. Working in pairs, they choose three quotes on which to elaborate and then write two original quotes.
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Relating to Franklin's Age of Reason

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read a selection describing 13 virtues from "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin." They keep track of their behavior and whether or not they can keep up with 5 chosen virtues. They write a 5 paragraph essay on their...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Study Question

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature learning exercise, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Benjamin Franklin's The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Questions on Benjamin Franklin’s Cartoon

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students examine Benjamin Franklin's "Join or Die" political cartoon and then respond to 8 short answer questions based on their analysis of it.
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Benjamin and the Way to A Good Life

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore American history by reading biographical text in class. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students research the famous inventor by reading assigned text and answering reading comprehension questions afterwards. Students...
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Benjamin Franklin

For Students 8th - 12th
In this early American history learning exercise, students respond to 9 essay and short answer questions about the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin.
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Constitutional Convention

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate Constitutional Convention debates. In this early American history lesson, 8th graders analyze speeches delivered by Benjamin Franklin at the convention and then research Franklin's life. Students also define...
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Do not Tax the Colonies

For Teachers 8th - 12th
In this teaching primary resources worksheet, students read and excerpt of an interview with Benjamin Franklin regarding taxation . Students read the excerpt and discuss its significance.
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Analyzing Speaker, Language, and Tone in the Writings of Benjamin Franklin

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze writings by Benjamin Franklin. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students discover the pseudonyms under which Franklin used to write. Students compare and contrast 2 selections by Franklin.
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A Rising People: Ben Franklin and the Americans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the Enlightenment Era and its philosophies, including philosophers. Students gain an understanding concerning what they new science was and what it led to through a series of lessons and a PowerPoint. the end by writing...
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A Dream and an Idea: Searching for a Roadmap to Create a Country

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students listen in on American historical events. In this colonial America lesson, students participate in an activity that requires them to watch video segments that feature Revolutionary War battles and the Constitutional Convention....
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A Lesson to Accompany "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy"

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students investigate the role of money in the colonial economy. In this colonial economy lesson plan, students participate in a trading activity, read the booklet "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy," participate in...
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Will the Real Ben Franklin Please Stand Up?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the life of Benjamin Franklin. In this American history lesson, students research primary and secondary documents regarding Franklin's life. Learners should examine the point of view each of the accounts is written from...
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Benjamin Franklin's Wisdom

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars study the life of a famous American. In this self discipline lesson, students review the life of Benjamin Franklin and discuss times when he exercised self discipline. Young scholars work in groups to decipher the meaning...
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Benjamin Franklin

For Students 7th - 10th
In this Benjamin Franklin activity, students research Benjamin Franklyn and answer questions about him. Students answer 3 questions in the short answer format.
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Benjamin Franklin

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Benjamin Franklin worksheet, learners answer questions about the history of Benjamin Franklin in the short answer format. Students answer 12 questions.
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Will the Real Ben Franklin Please Stand Up?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin. In this colonial history lesson, students research Benjamin Franklin's work as a printer, a writer, a statesman, and an inventor. Students determine what his most...
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Who Am I?

For Students 4th - 8th
In this Benjamin Franklin and George Washington worksheet, learners examine 10 statements and decide whether the each of the statements identify Benjamin Franklin or George Washington.
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Ben Franklin

For Teachers K - 8th
Learners meet Ben Franklin and research his life accomplishments. In this lesson about the history of Benjamin Franklin, students will visit several websites in order to learn about this Founding Father. Learners follow a worksheet with...