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