Lesson Plan

Ben and Me: Ben Franklin History Through Literature Unit

Guide your fifth graders through an engaging study of revolutionary and scientific history with Robert Lawson's historical novel told from the point of view of Ben Franklin's mouse. The book is Ben Franklin: An Astonishing Life. You can find five useful lessons and the unit test by selecting the unit overview link and then clicking on the icon of the two mice with a large chunk of cheese. Lessons include a book preview and making a book journal, exploring aphorisms, online research of inventions, short story writing, and a sequencing activity. Links to worksheets, templates, and other supplementary materials can be found on pages for the individual lessons.  

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English Language Arts
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14 days
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