Happy birthday, Ben Franklin! In his honor, I added a few Franklin quotes to Light a Fire. I find his wisdom timeless.
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Benjamin Franklin Quiz and Worksheet(** for Premium Members only)
“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts, and he has not been forgotten. He was a prolific writer as well as a printer, scientist, inventor, statesman, philosopher, musician, and economist.
Benjamin Franklin House
It is not well known that Franklin spent twenty years in London, residing at 36 Craven Street. He came to England to represent the colony of America, and while there undertook many scientific experiments in his home laboratory. This house is now the only surviving Franklin home in the world. The Friends of Benjamin Franklin House are currently undertaking its renovation and the establishment of a Centre dedicated to Franklin and his ideals. Their site includes a biography and tales of Franklin’s three extended English visits.
Franklin Institute: Benjamin Franklin FAQ
There is so much excellent material in this Franklin Institute site, I could devote an entire column to it. Explore the multi-faceted Franklin by learning about his many avocations: music, science, economics, inventing, politics and diplomacy. Did you know that Franklin played the violin, harp, and guitar? His interest in music lead him to build his own glass armonica, an instrument played by touching the edge of a spinning glass with a wet finger.
History: Benjamin Franklin
“During the American Revolution, he [Franklin] served in the Second Continental Congress and helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He also negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War (1775-83). In 1787, in his final significant act of public service, he was a delegate to the convention that produced the U.S. Constitution.” History.com offers 4 short videos, a Franklin biography, and links to related pages.
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Benjamin Franklin Quiz and Worksheet
Ben Franklin Printable
Ben Franklin Wikipedia Printable
Ben Franklin’s Kite Experiment Printable
Declaration of Independence Printable
U.S. Constitution Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” ~~ Benjamin Franklin ~~ (January 17 1706 – April 17, 1790) American statesmen, author, printer, satirist. Find more quotes about goals by clicking the link.
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