Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Fun Activities

Walter Isaacson
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Journalist

Imagine that you are living during Benjamin Franklin's lifetime and write an article on what was happening during this time. Students should write an article about an event and share the article with the class.

Comic Strip

Choose one of the chapters of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and create an ironic representation of the book through a comic strip. Students can change the dialogue to make it more current. Students should share their comic strips with the class and put them on display.

Obituary

Write an obituary of one of the people discussed in Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, including the person's background information and accomplishments. Present the obituary to the class.

Crossword Puzzle

Create a crossword puzzle that has both across and down answers focusing on Benjamin Franklin's life, other significant people in the book, such as as David Hume, Thomas Hutchinson, Franklin's family, as...

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