Ben Franklin Flies a Kite
Middle schoolers conduct research using the Internet and various other forms of technology about Benjamin Franklin and life during colonial times. They work in groups to prepare a news program/video presentation of their findings.
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Ben Franklin and the Rising Americans
Students prepare for and learn through a walking tour of Philadelphia. In this history lesson, students support their studies with a field trip. This lesson could be adapted to suit regions with other historic places or museums.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Moral and Ethical Beliefs: Proverbs
Young scholars compare and contrast the cultures of Japan and the United States. In groups, they are given a proverb from each country and note the similiarties in their teachings. They complete a worksheet and share their findings...
6th - 7th Social Studies & History
Civics and Citizenship
What is a good citizen? Here is a fantastic unit of ten lessons that will thoroughly cover the concept of civics and citizenship in your class. Examples of activities include learning stations, primary and secondary source analysis of...
8th - 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 They view excerpts of historical documents...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
Now and Ben Reinforcing Activity
Young scholars explore U.S. history by researching a famous inventor. In this Benjamin Franklin biography lesson, students identify the differences in modern day technology and communication and the era Franklin lived in. Young scholars...
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts