Discover some of Benjamin Franklin’s gifts to America in its infancy by investigating his writings. We will see into his own mind and his world at large by studying how he formulates and defends his beliefs with his pen. Learn from the master. Become a better writer and a better person.
This class is recommended for learners aged 11-15. After each class meeting, learners will have the opportunity to practice their skills through assigned reading and a writing challenge. Between class meetings, learners will need access to a word processor. All reading materials will be provided by the teacher.
Sample Course Outline
This class has 8 meetings. This course is interdisciplinary at its core. While analyzing texts, we will dabble in history, politics, and science. We will take a chronological approach to the writings of Benjamin Franklin. We will even be analyzing the Declaration of Independence, since Franklin played a key role in writing it. Student activities will include writing an experiment, following Franklin’s daily schedule, and writing under a pseudonym.
The World of Benjamin Franklin is offered Summer 2019 and Fall 2019.