The Story of Benjamin Franklin

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The Story of Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin was born January 17th, 1706, in Boston. He was one of seventeen children,and his family never had enough money to send him to school. He worked as a printing appreintece for his brother for many years and eventually began writing for, and printing his own newspaper. He went on to write Poor Richard's Alamanac, and had other various writing sucessess. In 1949, Ben retired from the printing bussiness and went on to focus on science. He is widley known for his invention of the biofocals, as well as his expierement with a kite and lightning, which verified the nature of electiricty. Following this, Franklin went on to be one of our founding fathers with his key role in both the declaration of independence,and the consitituion.

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Literautre+ Ben Franklin and the Magic squares - Frank Murphy A funny story about Ben Franklin and his many inventions+ Ben Franklin: His wit and wisdom from A-Z- Alan SchrorderAn comedic almanac of Franklin's sucessess from A-z!

-His picture is on the 100 dollar bill.-He thought the turkey should be the national bird, not the eagle. - He invented swimming fins.

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standard:SS1H1 The student will read about and describe the life of historical figures inAmerican history.a. Identify the contributions made by these figures: Benjamin Franklin(inventor/author/ statesman),b. Describe how everyday life of these historical figures is similar to and differentfrom everyday life in the present (food, clothing, homes, transportation,communication, recreation).

citationsRIngle, Lynne. "Interesting and Fun Facts About Ben Franklin for Kids." Bright Hub Education. Bright Hub Education, n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2015."Benjamin Franklin." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 13 Apr. 2015.


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