Educator Resources for Benjamin Franklin

Who’s that handsome man on the $100 bill? Benjamin Franklin! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the fascinating life of this Founding Father. You’ll first find out about Franklin’s early life, including where he was born and how enormous his family was. You’ll learn what his early career was like, and how he made contributions to several major creative fields, including journalism and science. Plus, find out about the role Franklin played in the American Revolution, and discover how he influenced the early years of the United States! Ben Franklin was a real jack-of-all-trades!

Lesson Plans

Constitutional Convention Lesson Plan

Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Famous Historical Figures Lesson Plan: Who Am I?

Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-3