Students often think that history is boring. Consequently, they memorize facts for a test and do not retain the information. One way to address this problem is to make history relevant to them.
To many students, a superstar has an amazing life. Similarly, Benjamin Franklin had an incredible life. Teachers can use my Power Point presentation to introduce students to Benjamin Franklin by comparing and contrasting his accomplishments with those of contemporary superstars. This freebie helps to make Benjamin Franklin accessible to students and will get them to “jell” with or get in sync with him as a Founding Father and Great American.
Additionally, teachers can use this method to introduce students to other significant historical figures.