Benjamin Franklin


In our Benjamin Franklin lesson plan, students learn about the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin. Students learn about his early life, his contributions to science and politics, and about his lasting impact on the United States and the world as a whole.


Our Benjamin Franklin lesson plan introduces students to Benjamin Franklin, including his personal life and history, his inventions, and his status as a historical figure. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity to create a timeline of the major events in Benjamin Franklin’s life. Students are also asked to read some quotes from Franklin and write down their meaning, utilizing their critical thinking skills.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify Benjamin Franklin and list some of his inventions and contributions to society and the United States.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10

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