45 pages of critical thinking activities and lesson plans for ELA or history classes that focus on Benjamin Franklin's life and accomplishments.
Directions for all projects
Franklin's Life: Early, Middle, Late Years
Timeline Project (Prior Knowledge)
Quotable Quotes and Analysis Activity Activities (Analysis)
A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words Newspaper Activity(Description)
How Franklin Changed (Compare/Contrast with Venn Diagram)
Franklin's Inventions (Persuasive with format)
Franklin's World (Research/Poetry)
Crossword Puzzle with Answers
Writing a Ballad
Writing a Myth
Party Invitation Creation with Guest List & Menu
Decorate a Birthday Cake
Phases of Life (Symbolism)
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Uses CCSS and NWP guidelines for fiction and non-fiction writing. Can be used for introducing Franklin and time period, for comprehension, and as assessment. Great for GT, Pre-AP, homeschool, literacy centers, ELA, ELL/ESL, social studies, and history.