Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia By Margaret Cousins A Fifth Grade Study of Ben Franklin
Introduction Delve into the life of Benjamin Franklin, one of our more interesting founding fathers. Think about how the events of his life shaped Ben as a leader. Learn about Bens role in helping to create the United States of America.
Resources and Materials Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia by Margaret Cousins KWL sheet or Inspiration computer programKWL sheet TimeLiner computer program or materials to create a time line Literature Circle log.Literature Circle log
Before Reading On your own- Complete the K or What I Know column of your KWL. Be prepared to share your information with your classmates. Complete the W or What I Want to Learn column.
K What I Know W What I Want to Learn L What I Learned Name _____________
During Reading With your group- Read each days assignment. Be prepared to discuss using the literature circle format. Add information to the What I Learned column. Use specific dates when possible.
Name _________________ Literature Circle Discussion Log Title: _______________________________________________________ For Discussion Date: __________________________________________ Reading Assignment - Page Numbers: ___________________________ A part that I would like to share with my group and the reason I want to share it: (Write the first and last word and the page number.) One question that I have about the reading or one topic from the reading Id like to discuss: Wonder Words: Write three words from your reading that you wonder about and want to discuss with your group. Give your reason: I interesting, DK dont know (include page and paragraph numbers).
After Reading With a partner or on your own- Use the information from your KWL to create a timeline of Ben Franklins life using the TimeLiner program or paper and pencil. Use the following web sites to add information to your timeline: PBSs Ben Franklin US Government's Ben Franklin The Electric Ben Franklin
Beyond the Reading On your own- Look for connections between Franklins early life and his actions later in life. Choose two and write about how the events from Bens early life (before he became famous) influenced his actions later as an inventor, statesman, or citizen.
Poor Richards Almanac Ben was well-known for his witty sayings in his publications. Choose one from the following web site. Quotes by Ben Franklin Type or print neatly the saying on the top of a page and at the bottom of the page type or print a short explanation of the saying. Draw using colored pencils an illustration for the saying.
Ben Franklin Project Rubric Place a star in the box that indicates your achievement level. Name: 4321 Connection A clear connection is shown between the events with numerous thoughtful details to support it. A logical connection is shown between the events and details are given to support it. A logical connection is shown between the events but few details are given to support it. Connection between the events is vague. And few details are given to support it. Time Line Numerous events accurately recorded from all aspects of Bens life. Extra effort is shown in the details. Events from all aspects of Bens life are accurately and neatly recorded. Events from most aspects of Bens life are recorded accurately. Events from Bens life are recorded, but there are some inaccuracies. Quotes Quote, illustration, and explanation show thoughtfulness and are neatly done. Quote, illustration, and explanation show some thought and are neatly done. Quote, illustration, and explanation show some thought but lack neatness. Quote, illustration, and explanation show little thought. Conventions Few errors that are not noticeable unless you are looking for them Few errors in spelling and grammar that do not affect the meaning. Errors in spelling and grammar interfere with understanding Shows no signs of editing. Contains many errors that affect meaning.
Resource Page http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/ http://bensguide.gpo.gov/benfranklin/index.ht mlhttp://bensguide.gpo.gov/benfranklin/index.ht ml http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/index.htm http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Benjam in_Franklin/http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Benjam in_Franklin/
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin