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Resource List

Online Resources

  1. An Enlightened American: Benjamin Franklin

  2. Benjamin Franklin (PBS)

  3. Ben Franklin Portal

  4. Inquiry-based Teaching Tips: Lightning

  5. Glossary of terms

  6. Ben Franklin and the Armonica

  7. The Autobiography of Ben Franklin with additional timeline

  8. The Autobiography of Ben Franklin with images of title page, divided into chapters

  9. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin in eight parts

  10. Franklin Genealogy

  11. Ben and Verse


Library Resources

For Adults

"Ben Franklin Stilled The Waves" Charles Tanford, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, and London, England, 1989.

"Benjamin Franklin: His Life As He Wrote It" Edited by Esmond Wright, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989.

"Benjamin Franklin's Science" I. Bernard Cohen, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England, 1990.

"Franklin of Philadelphia" Esmond Wright, Belknap Press of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England, 1986.

For Kids

"The Many Lives of Benjamin Franklin" Aliki, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, New York, 1988.

"What's The Big Idea, Ben Franklin?" Jean Fritz, Coward-McCann, New York, New York, 1976.


Activity Resources



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