MM ~ Week 3 ~ Ben Franklin

BEN FRANKLIN

 

“O Powerful Goodness! Bountiful Father! Merciful Guide! Increase in me that wisdom which discovers my truest interest. Strengthen my resolution to perform what that wisdom dictates. Accept my kind offices to thy other children as the only return in my power for thy continual favours to me. ” ~ Ben Franklin

 

 

 

BEFORE BEGINNING THE STUDY

Watched Ben and Me over the weekend
One child read Ben and Me last week
Another child read a story in her reader about Ben Franklin

 

During the Week:
Sang Issac Watt songs all week
Introduced Ben Franklin
Talked about his schedule & goals
Read the Ben Franklin chapters from Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence by B.J. Lossing, and The Golden Book of Encyclopedia
FILM FRIDAY – watched a Benjamin Franklin video (short)

 

 

RESOURCES:

Franklin Books ~ http://www.ferrouslands.com/
Great Printables ~ http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/ss/franklinprint.htm
Founding Fathers’ Faith ~ http://morallaw.org/blog/2012/01/hidden-faith-of-the-founding-fathers-who-were-they-hiding-it-from/
Franklin Unit Studies ~

http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/122325.aspx
http://users.manchester.edu/student/rsadams/ProfWebsite/AdamsRS327ThmUnit.pdf

Description of Learning Unit:
In this unit, your child will learn about Benjamin Franklin: printer, librarian, inventor, and statesman. Hands-on activities include crafting a tri-corner hat, making a glass musical instrument, and creating a letterpress stamp. Online activities, a worksheet, and a coloring page are provided to reinforce the concept. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.

http://www.lessonpathways.com/Pathways/Detail?path=%2F03_History%2F01_Year_K%2F33Benjamin_Franklin

Lapbooks
http://mcclainhomeschool.blogspot.com/2010/11/ben-franklin-dng-review.html

http://ministercathy.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/benjamin-franklin-lapbook/

Books
http://mcclainhomeschool.blogspot.com/2010/11/ben-franklin-dng-review.html

http://stephaniesmommybrain.blogspot.com/2011/02/benjamin-franklin-childrens-book-and.html

CRAFTS and Ideas
http://www.squidoo.com/colonies-franklin

 

REWRITING HISTORY – “History” that never happened
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/rewriting-history.shtml

Online Videos

EarlyAmerica
http://www.earlyamerica.com/ben1.htm

From NEST video

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2 Responses to MM ~ Week 3 ~ Ben Franklin

  1. JoAnn says:

    Looks like some great links and resources. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. Tracey says:

    You are welcome, JoAnn! I will update it once this week is done. 🙂

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