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ALITTLE HELP FOR YOU BEFORE YOU VISIT OR IF JUST TEACHING ABOUT BEN

SOME QUESTIONS YOU CAN ASK YOUR STUDENTS

 

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                                                STATESMAN: Which important political documents did he sign?

Answer:  He was the only founding father to sign all four documents that founded our country,

the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Treaty of Alliance with France (1778 this

brought France into the revolutionary war, giving us the much needed and desired support).

the Treaty of Paris 1783 ending the Revolutionary War.

 

Inventor:  Can you name several inventions of Benjamin Franklin's that are recognizable today.

Scholar: Why was he such an avid reader?

Family man 1: How many children where in his parents family?

Family man 2:  Who did Benjamin marry and how many children did they have?

Can you name his only claimed occupation?

Writer: What was Poor Richards Almanac?

Printer:  Can you name his well known pseudonyms?

Scientist: What did he prove?

What did he observe?

Self improvement advocate: How did he improve himself?

Community service: What services did he organize and found in Philadelphia?

Intuitions he help developed: College of Philadelphia (now called the University of Pennsylvania)

How do you think one man could do so much?

Open this up for a classroom discussion. You will be surprised at the answers!

I hope this page was of a help to you and your class.  Your Humble Servant Benjamin Franklin