Friday, September 25, 2015

Ben Franklin - American History

Benjamin Franklin was one of the most influential people of the 19th century.  He never was President, but instead he was the American Ambassador to France, the Postmaster General, among other things.

Read this link and discuss it with your English teacher

What facts of Benjamin Franklin were new for you?
Which ones show how much he cared about other people?
Why did he publish the Almanac?
Why didn't he run for President?
What musical instrument did he invent?  What was it used for?
What was remarkable about his discovery of electricity?

Homework: Write a paragraph about one of Franklin's accomplishments and why you think it was important.

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher

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