Benjamin Franklin, American genius: his life and ideas, with 21 activities

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Benjamin Franklin was a 17-year-old runaway when he arrived in Philadelphia in 1723. Yet within days he'd found a job at a local print shop, met the woman he would eventually marry, and even attracted the attention of Pennsylvania's governor. A decade later, he became a colonial celebrity with the publication of Poor Richard: An Almanack and would go on to become one of America's most distinguished Founding Fathers. Franklin established the colonies' first lending library, volunteer fire company, and postal service, and was a leading expert in the study of electricity. He represented the Pennsylvania colony in London but returned to help draft the Declaration of Independence. The new nation then named him Minister to France, where he helped secure financial and military aide for the breakaway republic.Author Brandon Marie Miller captures the essence of this exceptional individual through both his original writings and hands-on activities from the era. Readers will design and print an almanac cover, play a simple glass armonica (a Franklin invention), experiment with static electricity, build a barometer, and more. The text also includes a time line, glossary, Web and travel resources, and reading list for further study.
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subject_facet Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790, Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790 -- Study and teaching. -- Activity programs, Inventors -- United States -- Biography, Inventors -- United States -- Biography -- Study and teaching -- Activity programs, Printers -- United States -- Biography, Printers -- United States -- Biography -- Study and teaching -- Activity programs, Scientists -- United States -- Biography, Scientists -- United States -- Biography -- Study and teaching -- Activity programs, Statesmen -- United States -- Biography, Statesmen -- United States -- Biography -- Study and teaching -- Activity programs
title_display Benjamin Franklin, American genius : his life and ideas, with 21 activities
title_full Benjamin Franklin, American Genius His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities, Benjamin Franklin, American genius : his life and ideas, with 21 activities / Brandon Marie Miller
title_short Benjamin Franklin, American genius :
title_sub his life and ideas, with 21 activities
topic_facet Activity programs, Biography & Autobiography, Franklin, Benjamin, History, Inventors, Juvenile Nonfiction, Printers, Scientists, Statesmen, Study and teaching