Individuals Can Have a Great Impact on History – Benjamin Franklin (3 of 3)

Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10240

Through engaging videos, activities, and creative projects, you will explore the amazing life of Benjamin Franklin, what roles he played in American history, and his greatest accomplishments.

categories

United States

subject
History
learning style
Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Did you know that Benjamin Franklin was an avid swimmer and invented swim fins for the hands, not the feet? In this lesson, you will explore the amazing life of Benjamin Franklin, what roles he played in American history, and his greatest accomplishments!

Studying the lives of significant people can help you understand history from a different perspective, and recognize an individual’s impact on an event or the world.

In this lesson, you will explore the life of Benjamin Franklin, his significance in history, and how he is still relevant today.

This lesson is part of a series of Related Lessons found in the right-hand sidebar. You can complete one or all three to fully examine the life of Mr. Franklin.

As you explore Franklin's life, download Benjamin Franklin Resource Notes (3 of 3) and answer the unit questions. Benjamin Franklin Resource Notes (3 of 3) Answer Key with suggested answers is also provided. You will find both in Downloadable Resources on the right-hand sidebar.

Learn about Mr. Franklin using the following videos and websites:

  • Watch the Discover Lists video, 5 Amazing Inventions by Benjamin Franklin, below:

 

Feel free to use other resources to fill in your notes. Some suggested literature is noted in the Suggested Reading section of the right-hand sidebar.

Continue on to the Got It? section to choose a creative project to display Mr. Franklin's genius!

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