Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

Recommended Grades: 3-5

A great introduction to the contributions of Benjamin Franklin, many of which are still around today.        

Lesson Idea:  

Writers Workshop: Read aloud Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin as part of an inquiry unit on inventions.  After introducing students to Franklin’s multiple inventions, encourage them to ask questions to help them find out more about one.  After participating in an inquiry study on their particular invention of choice, ask students to write an informative piece that compares the invention from the past to the invention in the present.

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