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Benjamin Franklin Websites


Adult, Teen & Teacher Websites    Youth Websites
Exhibit Website
Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World
http://www.benfranklin300.org/

Exhibit Website Page of Ben Franklin Websites
http://www.benfranklin300.org/etc_websites.htm


Adult, Teen and Teacher Websites

Ben Franklin and Electricity
http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi510.htm

Ben Franklin and Music
http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1377.htm

Ben Franklin and the Glass Armonica
http://www.gigmasters.com/armonica/index.asp

Ben Franklin’s Heat Experiment
http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1609.htm

Benjamin Franklin: An Extraordinary Life. An Electric Mind
(Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. 2002)
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/index.html
This PBS website derives from a three-part series on Benjamin Franklin’s life and work. Learn more about Franklin in his roles as exemplary citizen, prolific writer, eminent scientist, and worldly diplomat. Experience his most memorable accomplishments by making electric sparks, strolling down the streets of “Ben’s Town,” and sailing across the Atlantic. With lesson plans for teachers, an interactive time line, and a long list of resources, this site has something for all of Franklin’s admirers.

Benjamin Franklin…In His Own Words
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/franklin-home.html
Produced by the Library of Congress, this website is an online version of an exhibition focusing on Franklin's achievements as a printer and writer, an inventor and scientist, and, particularly, as a politician and statesman.

CIA – Benjamin Franklin – Master of Covert Action
https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/the-founding-fathers-of-american-intelligence/art-1.html#benjamin-franklin-master-of

Franklin and Friends
http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/exhibits/franklin/index.htm
An online exhibition by the University of Delaware.

The Franklin Institute – Franklin – He’s Electric
http://www2.fi.edu/exhibits/permanent/electricity.php

Franklin’s Glass Armonica
http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1386.htm

Franklin's String Quartet
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5160777
Listen to a portion of Benjamin Franklin's composition provided by National Public Radio.

Glass Armonica
http://www.glassarmonica.com/index.php

Youth Websites

Benjamin Franklin
http://www.kidskonnect.com/content/view/139/27/
KidsKonnect was created in 1999 by Jan Belzer as a resource for the children in her school. She soon realized that the information should be out for all children to use. This is a safe internet gateway for children. Please scroll down to see the Benjamin Franklin information.

Benjamin Franklin: A Man of Many Talents
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/franklin/franklin.htm
"We have studied about Benjamin Franklin. We've learned that when Ben was young he was not very good at math. We've also learned that he had many jobs and invented many things. We're really excited about Ben and we want to share what we have learned with you." (Produced by a 2nd grade class at Pocantico Hills School)

Benjamin Franklin: Early America's Renaissance Man
Social Studies for Kids
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/benjaminfranklin1.htm
Check out this great website for a look at Benjamin Franklin’s life and times. His inventions are included, too.

Benjamin Franklin House Kids’ Corner
http://benjaminfranklinhouse.org/site/sections/education/Kids/Default.html
Learn about Ben Franklin house in London, England. It is the only house that Ben Franklin lived in that still remains today.

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/benfranklin/index.html
Developed by the United States Government Printing Office

The Electric Ben Franklin
http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/index.htm
“Who was Benjamin Franklin and what did he do?” The Electric Ben Franklin appreciates the many sides and trades of Franklin while seeking out the common bond that links them all. A unique feature of the site is Temple’s Diary, a fictional account of the adventures of Benjamin Franklin’s fifteen-year-old grandson, William Temple Franklin, written by Franklin scholar Claude-Anne Lopez. Explore Franklin’s Philadelphia, learn to perform his scientific experiments at home, peruse his famous sayings, and read scholarly articles about him. Benjamin Franklin himself would be proud of this electrifying site!
NOTE: This site contains sponsored links.

IMA Hero History
http://www.imahero.com/herohistory/ben_herohistory.htm
The IMA Hero™ Collection celebrates important people in the past 1,000 years who have made a positive contribution to society. As we entered a new millennium, IMA Hero™ Collection looked back on important achievers of the last millennium.

Liberty Kids Archive
http://www.libertyskids.com/arch_who_bfranklin.html
Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World was organized by the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, Philadelphia, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition for libraries has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.

The traveling exhibition is based on a major exhibition of the same name mounted by the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Franklin's birth. The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary is a nonprofit organization established through a major grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to educate the public about Franklin's enduring legacy.

This project is supported by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of The National Endowment for the Humanities. 

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Image of Benjamin Franklin painted by T.H. Matteson, Esqr. ; engraved by Heny. S. Sadd.
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