Benjamin Franklin Autobiography Teacher Resources
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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...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Celebrating Benjamin Franklin
Students 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 They view excerpts of historical documents...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Study Question
In 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 English Language Arts
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
A Rising People: Ben Franklin and the Americans
Students analyze a letter written by Benjamin Franklin. In this letter writing lesson, 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
The Meaning of America: Enterprise and Commerce
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Everyday Heroes from the 1800s
From Clara Barton and Harriet Beecher Stowe to Ulysses S. Grant and George Washington Carver, this research project will allow learners to gain an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of everyday heroes of the nineteenth century in...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable