Famous Person: Benjamin Banneker
Students explain the main events in Benjamin Banneker's life and his contributions to society. They gain an appreciation for Benjamin Banneker's inventive ability to reproduce a clock as well as his determination in teaching himself astronomy.
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Benjamin and the Way to A Good Life
Pupils explore American history by reading biographical text in class. In this Benjamin Franklin instructional activity, students research the famous inventor by reading assigned text and answering reading comprehension questions...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Art to Zoo: Kiting Up The Sky: The Vehicles of Understanding
Students gain perspective on the importance of kites by reading about and discussing how kites have been used throughout history. In this kite exploration lesson plan, students follow instructions to construct a kite to assist them in...
1st - 6th Science
Applied Science - Technology Pre - Lab (inventions)
Students read the book Icky, Sticky Gloop by Morgan Matthes. In this scientific exploration lesson, students compare the fictional character in the book with Benjamin Franklin (both are inventors). They discover why and how inventions...
3rd - 5th Science
Who Gets to Invent and How Do Inventors Change Our Lives?
Students examine the way various inventions have changed their lives. As a class, they create a timeline of the most important inventions during their lifetime and another timeline of how old they were when it was invented. ...
2nd - 6th Science