A glass harmonica??

February 5, 2011

Invented by Ben Franklin but lost to history, the glass harmonica has been resurrected by modern musicians

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/armonica.html#ixzz1D7YLCMNH

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Benjamin Franklin Joins the Revolution

February 5, 2011

Returning to Philadelphia from England in 1775, the “wisest American” kept his political leanings to himself. But not for long

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Benjamin_Franklin_Joins_the_Revolution.html#ixzz1D7XeZWRw

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Ben Franklin, the soldier??

February 5, 2011

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/When-Ben-Franklin-Met-the-Battlefield.html

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Benjamin Franklin


Ben Franklin, the Scientist??

July 6, 2010

The Science man??

Listen to this podcast from National Public Radio.  Complete a Blog Log.  Comments?  Post one!


Would you like to meet James Madison’s wife?

February 24, 2010

http://www.montpelier.org/explore/dolley_madison/index.php

Click on the above link to read about Dolley Madison.  Read the article and write 10 facts.  Submit the facts for your Current Event.  Comments?  Post one!


Was Ben Franklin a rock star?

February 24, 2010

http://www.benfranklin300.org/_etc_pdf/Hershey-Franklin_AFA.pdf

Click on the above link to read about Franklin and his image.  Read the article and complete a Blog Log. Comments?  Post one!


Did you ever wonder what kind of furniture Ben Franklin owned??

February 24, 2010

http://www.benfranklin300.org/_etc_pdf/Talbott-Franklin_AFA.pdf

Click on the above link to read about Ben Franklin’s furniture.  Furniture?  Yes! Furniture!  You never know, you might find it interesting.  Read the article and write 10 facts and submit for your Current Event.  Comments?  Post one!

Library chair with folding steps, London or Philadelphia, 1760–1780.

Possibly designed by Benjamin Franklin. Mahogany, leather, and steel, 50 x 27˙

x 34ⓒ inches (127 x 69.9 x 87 cm). Owned by Benjamin Franklin; given to the

American Philosophical Society by Franklin’s son-in-law Richard Bache in 1792.

American Philosophical Society. Photography by Peter Harholdt.

 

 


Want to learn more about Ben Franklin?

February 24, 2010

Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky by franklinremix.

http://www.benfranklin300.org/etc_trivia.htm

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Which Framer are you the most like?

February 1, 2010

http://constitutioncenter.org/foundersquiz/

Click on the above link and take the Quiz to see which Framer you are the most like.  Post the Framer you are the most like in a comment.  Guess who I was the most like too.


Washington: The man behind the myth

February 1, 2010

His Excellency George Washington

Joseph Ellis and host Bryan Le Beau discuss the life of George Washington and offer new insights into what shaped the man behind the myth. Joseph Ellis is an award winning historian and author of His Excellency: George Washington.

Listen to this podcast from the Organization of American Historians.  Complete a Blog Log.

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Want to learn more about Benjamin Franklin??

February 1, 2010

Franklin Biographers: A Reunion

Franklin biographers Walter Isaacson, Gordon Wood, Stacy Schiff, with Jim Lehrer and Rick Beeman.  Listen to this podcast from the National Constitution Center about Ben Franklin.  Complete a Blog Log.  Comments?  Post one!

Franklin


Do you want to know more about our friend George Washington?

January 29, 2010

http://www.historynow.org/09_2007/historian5.html

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george-washington-600


Want to know more about James Madison?

January 29, 2010

http://www.historynow.org/09_2007/historian2.html

Click on the above link to learn more about James Madison.  Read the article above and write down 10 facts learned about Madison.  You may hand in your 10 facts as a Current Event.  Comments?  Post one!

Madison


Why don’t you take this Quiz about the Constitution? See how you do.

January 29, 2010

http://www.historynow.org/09_2007/interactive.html

Click on the link above to take a Quiz about the Constitution.  I scored a 90.  What will you score?  Take the Quiz, tell me your grade and the questions you answered incorrectly and perhaps I will give you extra credit.  Post your score and questions you had wrong in a comment.  Good Luck!!  Will you beat my score?


Looking for some good resources about Shays’ Rebellion??

January 13, 2010

http://www.nps.gov/spar/historyculture/shays-rebellion.htm

http://www.shaysrebellion.stcc.edu/index.html

Check out these sources of info.


Shays’ Rebellion

January 13, 2010