Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France
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This book is a history, critical thinking, and science lesson all rolled into one. With the explanation of the scientific method, the clever play on words, and the synopsis of Ben Franklin's life in France, this a book for all ages. Even teaches the reader a little French. This is not merely a picture book. Rockliff doesn't just talk about the specific incident of Mesmer in France, but uses it as a clever way of describing the placebo effect. Ben Franklin used the scientific method to demonstrate that there was no such mesmerizing force. It was only the power of people's minds and expectations. Thus he helped the king and queen.


Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: 2015
Mara Rockliff (Author)
Iacopo Bruno
Age Level: 6-9
Grade Level: 1-4
Reading Level: 4.3
Lexile: 690
ISBN: 9780763663513

Summary: How Benjamin Franklin's scientific method challenged Dr. Mesmer's mysterious powers in a true moment in history.

Keywords:
France, Franklin Benjamin 1706 1790, Mesmer, Franz Anton--1734 1815, Mesmerism, Literacy Centers, Book Unit, Picture Book Unit, Novel Study, Picture Book Studies, Literature Study, Literature, Unit and Activities, Reading Circles, Book Activities, Picture Book Activities

Reviews:
Kirkus (12/01/14)
The Hornbook (00/01/15)
Booklist (12/01/14)
School Library Journal (01/01/15)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (03/15)

This product contains the following activities:

Computer vocabulary practice with Quizlet
Crown for vocabulary game
Vocabulary Map
Vocabulary and definition cards – there are five words on each page. There is the word and the definition next to it. These could be laminated and cut apart to study or play a matching game. Or you could cut through half of the page horizontally under either the word or the definition and fold down the center on the line. This would make a foldable pamphlet and you could have kids draw a picture, write a sentence, synonym, antonym, or other vocabulary activity.
Word sorts by number of syllables, parts of speech, alphabetical order, and number of letters-all with answer keys
Linking Vocabulary Words
Word shapes with answer key
Scrambled words with answer key
Words with missing vowels with answer key
Choose correct spelling of a word from four choices with correct spelling with answer key
Wordsearch with answer key
Student made bingo
Draw Your Vocabulary
Title page activity with answer key.
Marking the text with answer key
Cloze exercise with answer key
Proofreading punctuation with answer key
Proofreading capitalization with answer key
Cause and effect with answer key
Picture scavenger hunt
Sequencing seven events with sequencing page and answer key
Scrambled sentences with worksheet for rewriting
Why Is It Important? With answer key
Highlight the Truth with answer key
Question and answer dards for individuals or group
Book interview with a friend
Three most important events
Author and Illustrator with answer key
Find French Phrases with answer key
Venn Diagram of Franklin and Mesmer with suggested answer key
Draw a comic strip to summarize the book
Back matter in a book with answer key
About Ben
Describe an event
Design a stamp
Write a diamante poem about Ben Franklin
Sticky Notes for Understanding
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