Benjamin Franklin begins publishing “Poor Richard’s Almanac”
Benjamin Franklin's Many "Hats"
Since our Time is reduced to a Standard, and the Bullion of the Day minted out into Hours, the Industrious know how to employ every Piece of Time to a real Advantage in their different Professions: And he that is prodigal of his Hours, is, in Effect, a Squanderer of Money.
—Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard Improved, 1751
Ben Franklin, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and of the Constitution was also a philanthropist, a community leader, patriot, and Founding Father. This lesson plan exemplifies all our new country fought for in the Revolutionary War: individualism, democracy, community, patriotism, scientific inquiry and invention, and the rights of “We the People.”
Have a solid understanding of Benjamin Franklin's life, philosophy, and accomplishments
Understand an artist's process of creating and executing a work of art
What were Franklin's many roles during the founding period of the United States?
What character traits helped make Franklin such a versatile and accomplished man?
What artistic movements and styles influenced Hiram Powers?
Benjamin Franklin's Many “Hats”: Hiram Powers statue
Ben Franklin, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and of the Constitution was also a philanthropist, a community leader, patriot, and Founding Father.