The Life Story of Benjamin Franklin Powerpoint
Students will love learning about one of the most interesting people in history with this 35 slide presentation!
Benjamin Franklin will always be remembered as one of the greatest inventors and humanitarians of all time. Plus, he had a huge role in the American Revolutionary War and the founding of America.
This 35 slide PowerPoint presentation has colorful and creative graphics to keep students actively engaged. It's geared for 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd-grade students.
Students will learn all about Benjamin Franklin's life including:
✔Benjamin Franklin as an inventor
✔Benjamin Franklin's Role in the Revolutionary War
✔A Founding Father
✔5 Question Quiz
✔For Elementary Grades - First grade, Second grade, Third grade
✔Core Knowledge and Common Core Aligned
In the Benjamin Franklin Activity Pack (PDF) there are three main activities:
Introduce the vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too.
Next, have students read the informational articles and character study where they will meet Benjamin Franklin and learn all about his life. It starts with him as a young boy, and it continues through his lifetime. The articles are written in the form of a booklet with questions and scenes for students to connect and color. Pages can be stapled at the top to make one large booklet that fits inside their interactive notebooks or is cut in half to create a mini-booklet. There’s a custom-created Lincoln organizer to use for review or further research.
Have students complete the Benjamin Franklin Mystery Flaps and the 5 page Flip Up Booklet all about Benjamin Franklin. I usually have them do one page at each center or station. They can use the articles as a reference source to help them complete the pages of the booklet. Lastly, they cut, color, and assemble the booklet. Flip up books can be glued or stapled inside their interactive notebooks, file folder, or a 12 x 18 piece of construction paper folded like a book cover. Students could then decorate the cover of the booklet.
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