Ben Franklin in Third Grade!


Founding Father Benjamin Franklin was vividly alive with our Third Graders on Feb. 28! The gifted actor from Young Audiences Historical Perspectives took students through the life of Benjamin Franklin- from his youthful experiments, questions and challenges, into his printing apprenticeship and growing political awareness, his move to Philadelphia and entrepreneurial impact on reading, writing, education, finance and government, into his family life and scientific exploration, finally leading to saving lives and property with the invention of the lightning rod- what he called his gift to the world. Throughout the costume changes and high-energy performance, filled with interesting facts and wise quotations, the students were enthralled! Reinforce their learning by asking a Third Grader what he or she now understands about the amazing person that Ben Franklin was. Many thanks to the Boxford PTO for this great program! Huzzah!