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Famous People: Benjamin Franklin

Learn about Benjamin Franklin and his achievements as an inventor, scientist, and statesman. Includes many lesson plans and hands-on activities to explore his contributions to society. There are also interactive games and video clips.


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This multimedia site introduces Benjamin Franklin as a patriot, inventor, and scientist. There are hands-on crafts, an interactive timeline, games, lesson plans, a virtual quiz, and a video trailer.
This site provides highlights of Benjamin Franklin's life and work. Read about his famous kite experiment.
This site has many resources about Benjamin Franklin. Includes his experiments, biographies, quotes, and panoramas of the Franklin Court and the Independence Hall. NOTE: This site contains sponsored links.
Watch the video clip, read articles, and try the activities. NOTE: This site contains sponsored links.
Learn more about this statesman, inventor, librarian, and printer.
This site has resources for teachers, timelines, experiments, and more.
This student-created site focuses on Benjamin Franklin and includes a word puzzle, a word search, and a quiz.
Learn about one of the founding fathers of American Intelligence, Benjamin Franklin.
This lesson plan helps students learn about Benjamin Franklin's contributions and his influence on U.S. history.
Read an article about the inventions of Benjamin Franklin, then take the quiz.
This lesson plan introduces Benjamin Franklin as an inventor and discusses his contributions to people's daily life.
Watch video clips and learn about the contributions of Benjamin Franklin to the American Revolution.
Take this interactive quiz and test you knowledge about Benjamin Franklin. Requires shockwave. NOTE: This site contains a banner ad.
Watch a short animated feature about Benjamin Franklin, then take the pop quiz. NOTE: This site is available by subscription only.

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