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92 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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The American Revolution (Sesame Street) - Part 2

For Teachers 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...
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The American Revolution (Sesame Street) - Part 1

For Teachers 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...
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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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Chapter 2: Vocabulary

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Life for the early colonists must have been very difficult. Fortunately, key concepts, vocabulary, and people from the colonial period will be no trouble for your class after they view this presentation. Here are 20 slides, each...
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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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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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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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The Enlightenment: Matching #1

For Students 7th - 8th
Matching exercises can help learners build a functional vocabulary related to many different concepts. They match ten ideas and key players commonly associated with the Enlightenment to their definitions. Ben Franklin, Edward Gibbon, 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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Electrifying Franklin

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research and present information about Benjamin Franklin's life and accomplishments. In this lesson on Benjamin Franklin, 4th graders review idioms and sayings written by Franklin then compare and contrast his various...
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Benjamin Franklin - Master of Electricity The Kite Experiment and the Invention of the Lightning Rod

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study Benjamin Franklin including who he was, what he invented and his experiment.  In this inventive lesson students follow the steps of Ben Franklin and build a Leyden jar.
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Review Quiz

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Benjamin Franklin and the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore U.S. history by completing a quiz about civics. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students read assigned text about Franklin's role in the development of the Constitution and the creation of a new society. Students...
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Learning the Printing Trade

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore U.S. History by reading biographical text in class. In this Benjamin Franklin instructional activity, students read about the famous American's first job and the transition he underwent from printing to politics....
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Benjamin Franklin, Working for the Common Good

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars examine Benjamin Franklin's community service in Philadelphia. In this American history famous heroes instructional activity, learners make text-to-self-and-world connections between the Philadelphia community service...
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Science Pen Pals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the scientific career of Benjamin Franklin. In this science lesson, students discuss Franklin's correspondence with other scientists and write letters describing Benjamin Franklin's experiments.
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Homeschool Learning Network: The Age of Enlightenment

For Students 6th - 9th
In this Age of Enlightenment learning exercise, learners read a 1-page selection about the era and then respond to up to 8 short answer and essay questions based on the article and the suggested Web links.
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Exploring Benjamin Franklin's Works

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the inventions of Benjamin Franklin. In this instructional activity on Benjamin Franklin's many inventions, 1st graders view images of Mr. Franklin's work and discuss which of his accomplishments were his most...
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Benjamin Franklin

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz instructional activity, students respond to 52 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin. Students may submit their answers to be scored.