OBJECTIVE:To review the life and times of Benjamin Franklin.TIME:1 and 1/2 class periodsStudents enjoy learning about Benjamin Franklin while playing the MATCH GAME.
Each row in class becomes a team (some rows may need to be rearranged so that each has about the same number of people). Students begin by reading question 1, along with answers a, b, and c. All three choices give correct information about Benjamin Franklin’s life. Team members must decide which choice best answers the question but cannot discuss answers with each other. Everyone will circle either a, b, or c. The teacher next asks members of Team 1 to raise their hands and signify how many chose a, how many chose b, and how many chose c. Whatever answer is chosen most, the number of team members that chose it will equal the number of points Team 1 scores in the first round. Rounds 2-10 are played in the same way. The team with the most points at the end of round 10 wins! Complete game rules are provided on the lesson pages.
Following the game, students will try to guess the meaning of various quotes found in Poor Richard's Almanac. Several quotes are given and three choices of the actual meaning are
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions are included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to assess student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.