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93 resources with the keyterm benjamin franklin

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Ben Franklin Timeline

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Celebrate inventions such as lightning rods, bifocals, and stoves with a Ben Franklin Day. Young historians conduct research and write a paragraph about an accomplishment of Benjamin Franklin including an illustration or collage that...
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Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic World 1750-1850

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Delve into the causes, effects, and key players that initiated the American Revolution. A one hundred year span (1750-1850) is covered in 25 slides beginning with colonial rivalry and ending with the National Convention. A great way to...
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Jefferson vs. Franklin: Revolutionary Philosophers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the contributions of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to American Independence. In small groups, they conduct Internet research, read and discuss primary source documents, and complete a chart.
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Pennsylvania Colony: The Holy Experiment

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Have your class explore U.S. history by discussing religion in the colonial era. Your fifth graders review the history of Pennsylvania and the conformist views placed upon immigrants to the country. Then, they read a letter Benjamin...
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Benjamin Franklin and Learning a Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Examine stories with a moral in a character development instructional activity. The class reads a short story written by Benjamin Franklin in which he pays too much for a toy whistle. Individuals then make text-to-self connections and...
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Ben Franklin-Young Printer

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Explore Ben Franklin with your class through guided reading. Class members start by sharing their prior knowledge about Benjamin Franklin. Then, they independently read the first chapter of Ben Franklin-Young Printer. Reading one chapter...
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Jefferson vs. Franklin: Renaissance Men

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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.
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The Revolutionary War

For Teachers 8th - 11th
March your students off to war with this presentation, which provides details to the American Revolution such as important figures (Jefferson, Franklin, Henry), facts about the Declaration of Independence, and definitions of key terms. A...
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Early Advertising

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discover the world of early advertising with a lecture on the evolution of consumer advertisement. Ads beginning with Benjamin Franklin, Gillette, and Curtis Publishing and go through the advent of television media. 
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Exploring Benjamin Franklin's Works

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the inventions of Benjamin Franklin. In this lesson on Benjamin Franklin's many inventions, 1st graders view images of Mr. Franklin's work and discuss which of his accomplishments were his most important. This...
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The Philadelphia Gazette

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students identify events that happened in the Revolutionary War.  In this history lesson, students select one event of the Revolutionary War and create a colonial newspaper.
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Benjamin Franklin: Goods and Services in Colonial America

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the impact of Benjamin Franklin's ideas on the goods and services available in Colonial America as well as analyze the importance of Franklin to modern society. While listening to "How Ben Franklin Stole the...
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Questions on Benjamin Franklin’s Cartoon

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students examine Benjamin Franklin's "Join or Die" political cartoon and then respond to 8 short answer questions based on their analysis of it.
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A Rising People: Benjamin Franklin and the Americans

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore life in colonial Philadelphia. In this colonial America instructional activity, students research print and electronic sources about Benjamin Frankin and other Dury, Pennsylvania residents. Students write stories that...
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The Founding of America & Ben Franklin - Founding Fathers: The Immoral Institution of Slavery

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders take a closer look at the institution of slavery. In this colonial America lesson, 11th graders watch 2 videos that feature the founding fathers' stance on slavery. Students research how selected founding fathers tried...
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Ben Franklin

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students discover Benjamin Franklin and his writings. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students examine "Poor Richard's Almanack," the "Pennsylvania Gazette," and the "College & Academy of Philadelphia." Students evaluate the...
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A Rising People: Ben Franklin and the Americans

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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.
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Benjamin Franklin: Advocate for Better Health

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine Benjamin Franklin's outlook on personal health. In this personal health lesson, students keep food and fitness diaries. Students discuss their findings as well Benjamin Franklin's advice for living well.
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Benjamin Franklin: Document Based Questions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine primary source documents. In this Benjamin Franklin instructional activity, students analyze letters written by Franklin and a political cartoon as they respond to the provided document based questions.
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Do not Tax the Colonies

For Teachers 8th - 12th
In this teaching primary resources worksheet, pupils read and excerpt of an interview with Benjamin Franklin regarding taxation . Students read the excerpt and discuss its significance.
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Will the Real Ben Franklin Please Stand Up?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Will the Real Ben Franklin Please Stand Up?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin. In this colonial history lesson, students research Benjamin Franklin's work as a printer, a writer, a statesman, and an inventor. Students determine what his most...
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Who Am I?

For Students 4th - 8th
In this Benjamin Franklin and George Washington activity, students examine 10 statements and decide whether the each of the statements identify Benjamin Franklin or George Washington.
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November 24 - Benjamin Franklin

For Students 7th - 8th
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn that Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey, not the bald eagle, to be the symbol of the United States. Students write if they would choose the turkey of the bald eagle as the symbol or a...