Benjamin Franklin

This Benjamin Franklin handout & reference also includes:

Rather than focusing on Franklin's experiments, this resource presents some of the political contributions of the man called, "The First American."

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class groups research Franklin's life, inventions, writings, and political contributions in greater depth
Classroom Considerations

  • The ninth in a series of 16 resources that focus on the contributors to the principles on which the US government is founded
  • The resource is best suited to middle school classes

  • The packet contains a brief overview of Franklin's contributions, illustrations, and writing prompts

  • The information provided is very general
Common Core