What Good May I Do: Franklin and the American Civic Association

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Benjamin Franklin may have been a Founding Father of the United States, but he also founded a number of civic associations. Learners explore his legacy using a biographical essay and collaborative activity. After their exploration, extension activities include launching their own service projects.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Offer the lesson before embarking on a service-learning project 
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a collection of lessons in celebration of The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary
  • Lesson requires advanced teacher research
  • Biographical excerpt may be above the reading level of many middle/junior high school readers
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Pros
  • Activity includes ideas such as graphic organizers that make it ready to implement
  • Lesson has real-world applications
Cons
  • None