Is it time to learn a little American history at your house?
Are your kids fascinated with inventors?
Would you like to learn about character qualities from a quality character?
Day 1: Who Was Ben Franklin?
Day 2: People and Places in Ben Franklin's Life
Day 3: The Accomplishments of Ben Franklin
Day 4: Lessons to Learn From Ben Franklin
Day 5: Remembering Ben Franklin
Was Ben Franklin an inventor or a founding father? And what were some of his inventions? Your child may know some facts about Benjamin Franklin, but the whole family will learn more with these activities.
The fabulous graphics do not disappoint in the pages of Ben Franklin as your child learns a bit of geography, history, language arts, science, and more.
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." —Ben Franklin
"Why do I include "real" people in my unit studies? Whether they are scientists, politicians, inventors, historians, explorers, artists, or historical figures, they help your children see the topic in terms that they can relate to; “real people who actually lived," as our kids would say. Always begin with the childhood of the people who are connected to a unit study when you can, it gives your children something that they can picture so well." —Amanda B.
Here’s what homeschooling parents are saying about Ben Franklin:
“It’s hard to think of Benjamin Franklin without certain images popping into my head: electricity flowing down a kite string, bifocals, a printing press, and the American Revolution (to name a few). But, thanks to this month’s new DNG series, Benjamin Franklin, we’ve learned so much more! It’s incredible—the talents, ambitions, and successes (and failures) of Mr. Franklin. And, the wonderful lapbook, weekly activities, and reading material made this DNG Series very enjoyable and memorable. . . . If your family is studying the American Revolution, this would be a great supplement to the curriculum you’re currently using. That’s another wonderful benefit of the DNG Series—they are so adaptable to what you may already be doing! ”
—Meredith Duke, Liberty Hill, TX
“In the Benjamin Franklin Download N Go™ you can expect your children to learn about his childhood, important people and places throughout his life, his accomplishments and inventions, as well as important character traits every child needs to learn. When I showed my son the unit study, he immediately remembered from last month about Ben Franklin's kite experiment. He was excited that we would be learning more about Benjamin Franklin. There are some links to videos in this unit as well. My son likes watching videos to help him get a better understanding of what's going on. We also enjoyed learning some of Ben Franklin's famous quotes. As with many unit studies you are incorporating learning in more than one subject area. That helps you to not have to worry about having something extra planned to do because you're getting different subjects covered in one unit. In this Download N Go™ series you can expect to cover spelling, vocabulary, history, and science.”
—Tajuana Rhodes, Kansas City, MO
“We've already learned about how Ben Franklin used kites in his experiments with Amanda Bennett's wonderful Download N Go™ title Kite Capers. Now it's time to learn more, with a whole E-Book unit study about Ben Franklin. . . . I love that, when learning about the details of Ben Franklin's life, the student is asked to compare to his own life. I learned so much fascinating information about this famous inventor—I love learning right along with my children! Did you know that as a child, Franklin wanted nothing more than to work on a ship when he grew up? Or that he created the very first political cartoon? Or that he invented the odometer? Oh and how about some of his wonderful, famous quotes, such as: "The doors of wisdom are never shut"! (Almost every quote of Benjamin Franklin's is something I think would make a great poster on a homeschooler's wall.) All Download N Go™ titles include materials and instructions to complete a colourful, informative, and fun lapbook.”
—Kimberly Charron, Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada