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Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and inventor of the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove. See the fact file below for more interesting information about Benjamin Franklin or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilised within the classroom or home environment.
Date of Birth
January 17, 1706
Date of Death
April 17, 1790
Place of Birth
Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger
Common-law marriage with Deborah Read
William Franklin, Francis Folger Franklin and Sarah Franklin.
Attended Boston Latin School for two years but did not graduate
Printer, scientist, inventor, entrepreneur
Reason for Fame
a founding father of the United States ofAmerica. He was a noted polymath, a leading author and printer,Satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, soldier, and diplomat.
Franklin invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer and the glass ‘armonica’. Franklin formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania. As a diplomat during the American Revolution, he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence of the United States possible.
Benjamin Franklin Worksheets
This bundle includes 11 ready-to-use Benjamin Franklin worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about Benjamin Franklin who was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and inventor of the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove.
This download includes the following worksheets:
- Benjamin Franklin Facts
- Benjamin Franklin Word Search
- Fact or Bluff
- Historical Ladder
- Founding Father
- Benjamin Franklin’s Inventions
- Benjamin and William’s Kite
- Thirteen VirtuesFranklin’s Shoe
- A Letter to Benjamin
- Benjamin Franklin’s Legacy
Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.