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Barbara J. Feldman

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Dear Reader,

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
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Benjamin Franklin Quiz and Worksheet
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Ben Franklin Printable
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Ben Franklin Wikipedia Printable
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Ben Franklin's Kite Experiment Printable
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Declaration of Independence Printable
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U.S. Constitution Printable
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Ben Franklin
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Ben Franklin

“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
https://benjaminfranklinhouse.org/

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
https://www.fi.edu/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
https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/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.

Library of Congress: Benjamin Franklin ... In His Own Words
https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/franklin/

For high school students (and all curious grown-ups), the Library of Congress presents a virtual exhibit of primary sources that "indicates the depth and breadth of Benjamin Franklin's public, professional, and scientific accomplishments through important documents, letters, books, broadsides, and cartoons. Marking the tercentenary of Franklin's birth, this exhibition, concentrates on his achievements as a printer and writer, an inventor and scientist, and, particularly, as a politician and statesman."

PBS: Benjamin Franklin
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin

Although the small viewport dates this web companion to the PBS TV special, the content is superb. Explore the timeline, Ben A to Z, and the special sections in the horizontal menu at the top (Citizen Ben, Wit and Wisdom, Inquiring Mind, and World of Influence.) "Born into the family of a Boston candle maker, Benjamin Franklin became the most famous American of his time. He helped found a new nation and defined the American character. Writer, inventor, diplomat, businessman, musician, scientist, humorist, civic leader, international celebrity . . . genius."

Honorable Mentions

America's Story: Benjamin Franklin
https://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/franklinb/aa_franklinb_subj.html

Benjamin Franklin Biography
https://www.biography.com/scholar/benjamin-franklin

Benjamin Franklin His Autobiography 1706-1757
https://www.let.rug.nl/usa/biographies/benjamin-franklin/introductory-note.php

Ben Franklin Animated Book
https://mrnussbaum.com/benjamin-franklin-animated-biography

Related Games

Benjamin Franklin Quiz
https://www.surfnetkids.com/games/benjamin-franklin-quiz/

Ben Franklin Quotes Quiz
https://www.surfnetkids.com/games/ben-franklin-quotes-quiz/


Related Videos

Poor Richard's Almanack
https://www.surfnetkids.com/video/poor-richard/

Benjamin Franklin Cartoon for Children
https://www.surfnetkids.com/video/4533/benjamin-franklin-cartoon-children/

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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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