"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."- Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was a classic renaissance man. He has worn many hats in his life, most notably as a printer, postmaster, author, diplomat, inventor and philosopher. Use this sheet to write your quote, and draw a picture of Ben Franklin. Khan Academy has a complete overview of his life. Here's a lapbook from Homeschool Share where you can fill in the details of what you learned. We will also be watching Animated Hero Classics: Benjamin Franklin. I found a copy through my local library system. We will be using some of the activities from the resource book that I found at this website (you must register for a free account to access downloads) these videos are made by a religious company but the history videos are secular. Ben Franklin was famous for printing his Pennsylvania Gazette and Poor Richard's Almanack, have fun making your own letter press stamps.
Ben Franklin is a main character in Liberty's kids but is featured in episode 10 "Postmaster General Franklin" and episode 30 "In Praise of Ben."
-Have Fun Learning!