The Benjamin Franklin Interactive Notebook
allows students to play an active role in their learning. The activities in this resource can be used to introduce or practice the Georgia Performance Standards:
SS1H1 The student will read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history.
a. Identify the contributions made by these figures: Benjamin Franklin (inventor/author/statesman)
, Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of Independence), Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with Sacagawea (exploration), Harriet Tubman (Underground Railroad), Theodore Roosevelt (National Parks and the environment), George Washington Carver (science).
b. Describe how everyday life of these historical figures is similar to and different from everyday life in the present (food, clothing, homes, transportation, communication, recreation).
SS1G1 The student will describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with the historical figures in SS1H1a.
SS1CG1 The student will describe how the historical figures in SS1H1a display positive character traits of fairness, respect for others, respect for the environment, conservation, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment.
Table of Contents:
Benjamin Franklin (SS1H1a)
Benjamin Franklin: Then and Now (SS1H1b)
Benjamin Franklin: On the Map (SS1G1)
Benjamin Franklin: Characteristics (SS1CG1)
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