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Celebrating Benjamin Franklin
Middle schoolers explore various websites featuring the life and achievements of Benjamin Franklin. They investigate Franklin's roles in colonial society as well as pictures of his various inventions. They view excerpts of historical documents related to Benjamin Franklin.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Persona in Autobiography
A talkative old man? A naïve believer in Human Perfectibility? A Sage? Who is this guy, anyway? The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin launches a study of the way Franklin uses structure, style, and purpose, as well as different personas, to build our perception of him.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Review Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Study Question
For this online interactive literature worksheet, 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.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Relating to Franklin's Age of Reason
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 experience.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Will the Real Ben Franklin Please Stand Up?
Students explore the life of Benjamin Franklin. In this American history lesson, students research primary and secondary documents regarding Franklin's life. Students should examine the point of view each of the accounts is written from as they complete the suggested activities.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Poor Richard's Almanack
Students discover what "Poor Richard's Almanack" is and identify at least one element of good writing used by Benjamin Franklin and his work. They then identify what makes some of Benjamin Franklin's sayings applicable today and create a class almanac based on "Poor Richard's Almanack".
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 12 Views 29 Downloads
Jefferson vs. Franklin: Renaissance Men
Students investigate the achievements of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. They conduct Internet research, identify their achievements, and participate in a 'competition' that compares/contrasts the two men.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Now and Ben Reinforcing Activity
Students explore U.S. history by researching a famous inventor. In this Benjamin Franklin biography lesson, students identify the differences in modern day technology and communication and the era Franklin lived in. Students create a timeline based on how a specific invention changed the subsequent history forever.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Images and the Self-Image of Benjamin Franklin
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students read about the accomplishments of Franklin and then compose persuasive essays to accompany images they find of him.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Benjamin Franklin: Colonial Printer and Journalist
Fifth graders explore the importance of print media and Ben Franklin's role in promoting citizenship through print. For this social science lesson, 5th graders begin to understand the importance of literacy and print. Finally students create their own Poor Richard's Almanack of wise sayings or a book advertising the next month's school events.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
A Rising People: Ben Franklin and the Americans
Students analyze a letter written by Benjamin Franklin. In this letter writing instructional activity, students analyze the vocabulary and format of the letter in pairs. Students write their own friendly letter, focusing on format and voice.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Writing an Autobiography
Students create a personal timeline of events to begin their autobiography. In this autobiographical lesson, students build a description of the events of their timeline into an autobiography. Students can explain what an autobiography is.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 44 Views 135 Downloads
Scribe of Self
Seventh graders read "Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank. In groups, they discuss the reasons why people would write an autobiography and identify their own identity crisis. After reading excerpts of other autobiographies, they attempt to write their own and if comfortable share it with the class.
7th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads