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This unit is about Benjamin Franklin and his work in the print shop, inventions, curiosity and diplomatic missions to help make America! It includes a PDF with pintable's and suggested activities for a week long unit study including a make your own Benjamin Franklin lapbook. Best for 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade.



This is one of many in a series of units about "World Changers" or people who got out into the world and helped make changes for the better!



  • a suggested schedule
  • short write up about Benjamin Franklin
  • Vocabulary words
  • Vocabulary definitions
  • Vacabulary Worksheet
  • Benjamin Franklin's Kite instructions and printables
  • Print Shop fact sheet
  • Georgraphy worksheet
  • Original 13 colonies sheet
  • Inventor Challenge Cards
  • Benjamin Franklin's Lapbook Instructions and printables
  • Coloring Sheet
  • Copywork Sheet
  • Writing Prompt Sheet
  • Letter I sheet
  • Benjamin Franklin's Inventions Poster
  • Benjamin Franklin World Changer Worksheet in color and black and white
  • American Inventor Explorer Badge in color and Black and White

and a some additional suggested resources


About this unit

This early elementary grade unit study will help your children to learn about Benjamin Franklin and his life full of inventions and adventure in a brand new America. You and your child(ren) or students will learn about Benjamin's life, the printing press, his inventions and some of his work to help bring America together as a new nation and much more.


I have suggested several books for your studies and there are many more resources out on the internet. You can also find many educational videos and resources out there for free.


Along with the worksheets provided, I've suggested a few projects, such as the Benjamin Franklin lapbook, Inventor project cards, worksheets, and some vocabulary words along with a vocabulary work page. I've also provided some copy work and a letter I page depending on the needs of your learner. If you use this unit and enjoy it, please come back and review it or check out some of the other World Changer units available.


It will take about a week to complete this unit – but it can easily be stretched into 2 or 3 weeks of you would like to keep your learning going or you could condense this down into fewer days

World Changers - Benjamin Franklin

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