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The Meaning of America: Self-Command
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewEven for one of the most accomplished men in American history, there was room for improvement. Challenge high schoolers to use Benjamin Franklin's Project for Moral Perfection to analyze text, make inferences, connect to historical...
Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewOf the many roles he played, Benjamin Franklin most wanted to be remembered as B. Franklin, Printer. Learners of all ages find out more about this amazing man through the activities included in the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Guide.
Franklin Activity Assignments
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewTeenagers may not immediately name Benjamin Franklin as one of their role models, but after completing a writing assignment on his virtues and aphorisms, they may not be able to deny how influential the founding father really is. Given...
A Lesson on Benjamin Franklin’s “Project for Moral Perfection”
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewBenjamin Franklin identified 13 virtues that he felt would strengthen his character if he could focus on each one. A thorough lesson explores high schoolers' personal values in the context of their lives, and compels them to strive for...
From… Poor Richard’s Almanack—Benjamin Franklin
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewDiversity is the spice in the meatloaf of life. When is an aphorism not from Poor Richard's Almanack? When individuals create their own. After examining 20 of Benjamin Franklin's less famous aphorisms, individuals craft their own pithy...
Conceived of Compromises: Creating the US Constitution
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The United States Constitutions is one of the world's oldest written constitutions that is still in use today. Learn more about the creation of a document that regulates the separation of powers, checks and balances, and citizens' rights...
The Mini Page: Ben Franklin from A to Z
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Get the skinny on Benjamin Franklin with a newspaper that offers interesting facts including his background, political contributions, inventions, as well as fellow inventors from his time. After reading, scholars take part in activities...
The American Revolution (Sesame Street) - Part 2
5 mins 5th - 8th
The Sesame Street gang represents democracy at its most basic as the Founding Fathers vote to pick which bird should represent the new nation. Each colorful character presents his arguments using reasons why his bird is best. The group...
The American Revolution (Sesame Street) - Part 1
4 mins 5th - 8th
The Sesame Street crew take on the American Revolution. Part one depicts Thomas Jefferson attempting to write the Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately, he breaks his quill and Mr. Grover gets him everything but a quill. This is a...