The Autobiography of Ben Franklin is a must read for any student studying American History from fifth grade to University Level.
In this assignment students will take a critical look at one of the quotes Ben Franklin made in his autobiography. Ben Franklin said, “Man is sometimes more generous when he has little money than when he has plenty; perhaps to prevent his being thought to have but little.”
Student are to write about this statement. I provided some key questions for the students based upon the quote and also gave an answer key to guide the teacher and hopefully class discussion in terms of this quote and the way it could be interpreted and analyzed in the classroom.
This Ben Franklin writing assignment was created by Jody Weissler for the Teachtopia Education Network.