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Ben Franklin

Lesson Plans | Primary Sources | Timeline | Quotes

 

Lesson Plans:

Ben Franklin Timeline- Students will understand the contributions of individuals from various backgrounds who have influenced the history of the United States.
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Ben Franklin Lesson Plan
- Students will know that Ben Franklin is known, among other things, for his wit and wisdom. he published an almanac annually for 25 years and he scattered proverbs (or aphorisms), short sayings that spoke the truth, throughout the almanac.
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Benjamin Franklin and Life
- This lesson will introduce the contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the United States, both in the past and now. His book, Poor Richards Almanack, displays quotes that summarize his view on what he said and wrote. It will make connections to the common good through the ideas represented. The quotes will be used to create posters.
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A Man of Many Talents - Students research and identify the many talents of Benjamin Franklin, as well as his role in the formation of an independent United States.

Lesson Plan on Benjamin Franklin - Students will understand that Benjamin Franklin was a successful inventor whose contributions helped to make our lives easier and more practical.
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Primary Source Documents:

Letters of Ben Franklin - A letter from Charles Thomson to Ben Franlklin about the imposition of illegal taxes from Britain.

Letter frrom Franklin to his Sister Jane - A letter from discussing how people wanted Franklin dismissed from being postmaster.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - The work portrays a fascinating picture of life in Philadelphia, as well as Franklin's shrewd observations on the literature, philosophy and religion of America's Colonial and Revolutionary periods

Excerpts from Autobiography - Excerpts from Franklins autobiography about becoming a priest.

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The Life and Times of Ben Franklin

 

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