Lesson Plan on Benjamin Franklin
Fifth graders utilize Internet research methods to gather information about the inventions of Benjamin Franklin. They prepare oral reports and present them to the class incorporating at least one visual aid.
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Civil War Personalities Lesson Plan
Caring, trustworthiness, and responsibility—these are only a few character traits in focus of a lesson based on stories from the Civil War era. Class members explore several influential lives while reading biographies that highlight...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Benjamin Franklin: Goods and Services in Colonial America
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...
5th Social Studies & History
New Review Aphorisms from Ben Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac
What do Ben Franklin's aphorisms mean to you? Entice young writers to tap into their creativity by choosing from a selection of aphorisms and explaining them in their own words, complete with evidence.
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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Explore the structure and content of the US Constitution in the second lesson of this five-part social studies series. A collection of activities, games, and videos complement a class reading of a document summarizing the US...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Celebrate Benjamin Banneker
Inventor, astronomer, surveyor, mathematician, clock maker. Learners celebrate the life of Benjamin Banneker by building creative analog clocks, making scale models, and solving problems related to surveying. The activities model the...
K - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan
Two great men, one time period, and one purpose; it sounds like a movie trailer, but it's not. It's a very good comparative analysis lesson focused on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Learners will research and read informational...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil Rights Lesson Plan: Tracking History Through Timelines
Use the accompanying assessment to determine your class's prior knowledge on Martin Luther King, Jr. before beginning a instructional activity on the famous civil rights movement leader. The resource has young historians thinking about...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Mini Page: Ben Franklin from A to Z
Get the skinny on Benjamin Franklin with a newspaper that offers interesting facts including his background, political contributions, inventions, as well as fellow inventors from his time. After reading, scholars take part in activities...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable