Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Flanklin accomplished many things throughout his life. He was a printer, librarian, inventor, and statesmen. He is well known for connecting a metal key to a kite during a lightning storm to prove that lightning can produce electricity. During his life, he invented swim fins, bifocals, a glass armonica, watertight bulkheads for ships, the lightning rod, an odometer, and the wood stove (called the Franklin stove). He is also very well known for signing both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.


1706 - Born Boston, MA1718 - Apprentice with brother James in printing shop1728 - Opens printing office in Philadelphia1729 - Becomes sole owner and publisher of Pennsylvania Gazette1731 - Founds first public library1748 - Retires from printing1752- Kite experiment1757 - Goes to England as colonial representative1776 - Signs Declaration of Independence1778 - Negoiates Treaty of Alliance with France1782 - Negotiates Treaty of Peace with Great Britain1787 - Signs Constitution of the United States1790 - Dies in Philadelphia

The students will read Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by Robert LawsonWhile learning about Benjamin Franklin, students will simultaniously be learning in science how to create electricity.The students will write a journal entry in the perspective of Benjamin Franklin. They will write about what it was like to be signing the Declaration of Indepence.


SS4H4 The student will explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.d. Describe key individuals in the American Revolution with empasis on King George III, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold, Patrick Henry, and John Adams.

Citations and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Lawson

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