Ben Franklin

             

       Ben Franklin is a component in the Virginia social studies SOLs for first grade.  Specifically, SOL 1.2 expectations are that students will know:

              1.  Benjamin Franklin proved that electricity was present in lightning through his kite experiment.

              2.  He started the first library and the first volunteer fire department in America.

               There are many books to read as shared and guided reading about Ben Franklin. The list is included on this page.  To review the list, click on the book title.  Here is one that you may enjoy as a personal read.

                                       

                        BOOK LIST

 

 Ben Franklin - Rookie Reader

 

Ben and his Kite Level 2 Ready to Read Book

 

Ben Franklin Welcome Books

Meet Ben Franklin - chapter book - my students love this series of books.

Guided Reading Books

Ben Franklin - Early Biography

                      This is one of my favorites to share

    

             

                            FAVORITES FOR SHARED READING

                              AND BOOK BASKETS

      

  Who Was Ben Franklin?

   

           Ben Franklin 

     

           Now and Ben

       

Ben Franklin - Compass Bio.

     

   Read About Ben Franklin

     

    The Story of Ben Franklin

                     MATH, SCIENCE AND KITE FLYING

  

        Ben's Kite Story

   

Ben and the Magic Squares Math

  

   Ben Franklin's Big Shock

                       

     Easy Experiments

 

How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning

   

Ben Franklin Time Books

                    Resource Books and More

       

  Ben Franklin CD Project

     

Theme Pockets January  Famous Americans

    

A Picture Book of Ben Franklin

                   RESOURCES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

    The Busy Teacher's Spring Book (1987) The Education Center Publisher

           The page in this book has a kite pattern students can make and decorate.  There is a writing paper you can use to attach to the back of the kite.  Students write about Ben Franklin and then glue their writing onto the decorated kite.  I also cut out lightning bolts using an Ellison machine.  I attach these onto the string attached to the kite.

    Frank Schaffer's Primary Club, FS 971602, Social Studies, Famous Americans

   This book has some cutout pictures of Ben Franklin, his kite, etc. for students to construct a 3-D diorama.

       Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations, Gr 1-3, Issue 16, Teaching and Learning Company, 1999.

    The page, Kites and Keys, shows Ben working with a kite in his famous electricity discovery.

 

                 Web Site Links 
  http://sin.fi.edu/franklin/  (watch a movie)

 http://www.pwcs.edu/bennett/show05/1stAct.htm

 http://www.pwcs.edu/marshall/1st%20%20Grade%20SOL%20Resources.htm

 http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/games/interactive.html

this site has many activities and interactive games about Ben.

 http://bensguide.gpo.gov

activities to help students learn about national symbols and our government.

 http://sin.fi.edu/franklin/rotten.html

 http://www.handsofachild.com/2/products/1058sample.pdf - a guide to Ben Franklin

 http://chesterfield.k12.va.us/Instruction/SocialStudies/Elemss/Socsci/First/200304/songs.doc.

Learn songs about famous Americans.

 http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/fun/index.htm (Fun with Ben)

  http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/benfranklintimeline/

 http://www.benfranklinhouse.org/site/sections/about_franklin/default.htm (Ben Franklin's house)

   http://www.access.gpo.gov/GPOaccess/su_doc/kids/k-2/games/ben.html -

 Information about Ben from the Government Printing Office.

   http://www.gpsschools.org/ci/ce/elem/holidays/ben.htm

   http://www.libertyskids.com/arch_who_bfranklin.htm

   http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/articles/0,6709,1076243,00.htm

   http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/page/f/franklin.shtml -

there is a book to print about Franklin.  You may have to be a member to print some of the materials. 

                            

                                                          More coming soon

                                        

 

 

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