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.
PBS: Benjamin Franklin
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.
Electric Ben Franklin
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.
Glimpses of the Man
Watch the video clip, read articles, and try the activities. NOTE: This site contains sponsored links.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Learn more about this statesman, inventor, librarian, and printer.
A Man of Many Talents
This site has resources for teachers, timelines, experiments, and more.
Thinkquest: Benjamin Franklin
This student-created site focuses on Benjamin Franklin and includes a word puzzle, a word search, and a quiz.
CIA: Benjamin Franklin: Master Of Covert Action
Learn about one of the founding fathers of American Intelligence, Benjamin Franklin.
Discovery: Ben's Timeline
This lesson plan helps students learn about Benjamin Franklin's contributions and his influence on U.S. history.
Enchanted Learning: Inventor
Read an article about the inventions of Benjamin Franklin, then take the quiz.
Adprima Lesson Plan
This lesson plan introduces Benjamin Franklin as an inventor and discusses his contributions to people's daily life.
PBS: Chronicle of the Revolution
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.
BrainPOP! Benjamin Franklin
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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