Benjamin Franklin Games & Activities

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Benjamin Franklin is a great and important hero in American history. Help your students learn more about his life and work by playing the games and doing the activities in this lesson.

Why Benjamin Franklin Games and Activities?

Are your students studying important figures in American history? Or perhaps you are teaching about the time of the American Revolution? In either case, they will probably become interested in the life and works of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was such an important figure, in part because he played diverse roles; he was an historical and political icon, but also a significant inventor and philosopher. Learning about his life and works can be a good way to learn about America. One way to help students really understand Franklin's historical significance is to include games and activities in your teaching.

Games and activities make learning fun and engaging, and they also force students to take an active role in their own learning. Often, students work collaboratively in games and activities, so they are able to learn from each other as well as learning from you. The games and activities in this lesson will enhance your students' understanding of Benjamin Franklin's life and works.

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