ERIC Number: ED480864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Ben Franklin. [Lesson Plan].
Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Based on Benjamin Franklin's "Poor Richard's Almanac," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that Ben Franklin is known, among other things, for his wit and wisdom; that Franklin published an almanac for 25 years; and he scattered aphorisms throughout the almanac. The main activity in the lesson is for students to paraphrase one of Franklin's aphorisms and to create a modern proverb with the same meaning. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, adaptations, discussion questions, evaluation methods, extension activities, annotations of suggested readings and web links, vocabulary, and related academic standards and benchmarks addressed in the lesson plan. The lesson plan also contains a description of a video clip related to the lesson, comprehension questions related to the video clip, and answers to those comprehension questions. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Colonial History (United States), English Instruction, Language Arts, Language Usage, Lesson Plans, Literature Appreciation, Middle Schools, Revolutionary War (United States), Vocabulary Development, Writing Assignments
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
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