Type:

Lesson Plan, Other

Description:

Let the power of imagination and inference serve as a time machine  to bring Benjamin Franklin into the classroom! History and science come to life in a dialogue with Franklin the inventor, developed through lesson activities that incorporate research, imagination, writing, visual arts, and drama.

Subjects:

  • Arts > General
  • Language Arts > General
  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Keywords:

2 to 5 | Lesson

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

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None
Update Standards?

3.1.3: Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively.

3.1.3: Fine Arts Theatre and Dance Curriculum Framework

Understand the interactive process between the actor and audience.

3.1.3: District of Columbia Arts Education Learning Standards

Respond to a variety of motivational stimuli in movement to communicate literal or non-literal ideas in solo, duet, and group forms.

3.1.3: District of Columbia Arts Education Learning Standards

Make acting choices when dramatizing stories, myths, fables, and fairy tales from various cultures and times.

3.1.3: District of Columbia Arts Education Learning Standards

Describe how artists use tints and shades in painting.

3.1.3: District of Columbia Health Education Standards

Know how to cope with bullies and tell adults about problems.

3.1.3: Indiana's Academic Standards for Science

Investigate and recognize that sound moves through solids, liquids and gases (e.g., air).

3.1.3: Indiana Physical Education Standards

Utilize manipulative equipment combined with movement skills to perform specific sport skills.

3.1.3: Indiana Academic Standards for Health & Wellness

Identify how a safe and healthy school environment promotes personal health.

3.1.3: Indiana's Academic Standards for Mathematics

Compare and order fractions by using models, benchmark fractions, or common numerators or denominators.

3.1.3: Indiana's Academic Standards Social Studies

Describe the role of the local community and other communities in the development of the state's regions.

3.1.3: Indiana's Academic Standards for Visual Art

Identify themes and symbols in works of art from various cultures, ethnicities, and historical periods.

3.1.3: Indiana's Academic Standards Music

Sing songs from a variety of cultures including those of the school and community, adding any movement considered intrinsic to authentic performance of the music.

3.1.3: Indiana's Academic Standards English/Language Arts

Read aloud grade-level-appropriate literary and informational texts fluently and accurately and with appropriate timing, change in voice, and expression.

3.1.3: Indiana Academic Standards for Dance

Demonstrate and identify the element of force through the use of sharp, smooth, heavy, light, tight, and loose movements.

3.1.3: Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre

Examine the value of theatre as a means of integrating history and culture.

3.1.3: Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Arts

Identify themes and symbols in works of art from various cultures and time-periods.

3.1.3: Louisiana PreK-Grade 12 Social Studies

Use distinctive vocabulary to sequence events related to Louisiana history

3.1.3: Maryland State Curriculum for English Grades 9-12

The student will compose effective oral presentations that engage the audience by developing a controlling idea, using a logical structure, providing relevant and complete support or evidence, and including effective rhetorical strategies.

3.1.3: Maryland English Core Learning Goals

The student will determine grammatical classification of words by using meaning, position, form, and function.

3.1.3: Maryland Science Core Learning Goals

The student will be able to compare the transfer and use of matter and energy in photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic organisms.

3.1.3: Maryland Mathematics Core Learning Goals

The student will calculate theoretical probability or use simulations or statistical inference from data to estimate the probability of an event.

3.1.3: Maine Federal, State, and Local Accountability Standards - Science and Technology

Students explain the physical formation and changing nature of our universe and solar system, and how our past and present knowledge of the universe and solar system developed.

3.1.3: Social Studies High School Content Expectations v.10.07

Analyze the purposes, organization, functions, and processes of the judicial branch as enumerated in Article III of the Constitution.

3.1.3: Social Studies High School Content Expectations v.10.07

International Organizations and the World Economy – Evaluate the diverse impact of trade policies of the World Trade Organization, World Bank, or International Monetary Fund on developing economies of Africa, Central America, or Asia, and the developed economies of the United States and Western Europe.

3.1.3: North Dakota Health Content Standards

Identify basic human body systems and their functions (i.e., skeletal: gives body support and shape; muscular: helps body move; circulatory: moves blood throughout the body; respiratory: helps the body use the air we breathe; digestive: helps the body use food to make energy; nervous: controls all body actions)

3.1.3: North Dakota Physical Education Content Standards

Demonstrate mature form in skipping (i.e., alternating hops, opposition in upper body, rhythm)

3.1.3: North Dakota Social Studies Content Standards

Use a variety of resources (e.g., maps, charts, bar graphs, Internet, books) to gather information about people, places, and events

3.1.3: North Dakota Foreign Language Content Standards

Present short reports in the target language, orally and/or in writing, on topics being studied in other disciplines (e.g., reports on countries in target language; presentation about typical foods or a daily menu from the target culture).

3.1.3: North Dakota Foreign Language Content Standards

Present reports in the target language, orally and/or in writing, on topics studied in other disciplines (e.g., discussion of political or educational structures in the target culture and their effect on daily life).
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