WebQuest: Benjamin Franklin's Life
1.) When and where was Franklin born? http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/info/index.htm 2.) What did Benjamin Franklin invent because he was sick of switching his glasses? http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/inventor/inventor.html 3.) What did Benjamin Franklin create using electricity? http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/inventor/inventor.html 4.) In 1776, what document did Benjamin Franklin sign? http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_citizen_founding.html 5.) How many slaves did Benjamin Franklin own and what were their names? http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_citizen_abolitionist.html 6.) What document did Benjamin Franklin publish to address educating former slaves? http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_citizen_abolitionist.html 7.) Name six things that Benjamin Franklin created? http://bensguide.gpo.gov/benfranklin/inventor.html 8.) When did the first lending library in America open? http://bensguide.gpo.gov/benfranklin/librarian.html 9.) What was the name of Benjamin Franklin's newspaper? http://bensguide.gpo.gov/benfranklin/printer.html
10.) When and where did Benjamin Franklin die? He was how old? http://bensguide.gpo.gov/benfranklin/timeline.html 11.) What is an aphorism? Give one of your favorite Franklin aphorisms? http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/printer/abc.html 12.) What year did Ben Franklin propose Daylight Savings Time? 13.) What did Franklin invent that is named after himself? http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/inventor/inventor.html 14.) Franklin was _________ in a family of ___________children. 15.) Explain how Benjamin Franklin may be considered a true Renaissance Man. Be Specific. http://www.franklinremixed.com/ Give one great example of each, as these pertain to Franklin's life: Printer Writer Philosopher Scientist Inventor Musician Statesman Economist Other useful websites for your projects: http://www.benfranklin300.org/etc_websites.htm One last question before you leave. Can you guess whose picture is on the $100 bill? Check and see and let me know.