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Benjamin Franklin.   Worked as a printer for his brother’s print shop  By the time he was 16, he was writing columns for his brother’s newspaper 

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1 Benjamin Franklin

2   Worked as a printer for his brother’s print shop  By the time he was 16, he was writing columns for his brother’s newspaper  Moved to Philadelphia to open his own print shop  Retired at 42  Played an important role in the drafting of the Declaration and enlisting the French to help in our war.  Responsible for inventing street lamps, lightening rod, and bifocal eye glasses and establishing the fire department and public library (among many other things) Benjamin Franklin

3   In his autobiography, he describes how he attempted to become the perfect person/citizen.  Using logic and scientific reasoning (values and elements of the time of Rationalism), he attempted to achieve perfection at 1 virtue a week, adding another virtue when he became successful at maintaining the first. Ben Franklin’s Secret to Success

4   Short sayings with a message  Statement that is really quotable; it makes a profound point in a simple, easily remembered way  What does Winnie the Pooh mean in this cartoon? Aphorism

5   Read pages & discuss the different aphorisms collected by Benjamin Franklin  Complete the Aphorism Scenarios Worksheet  Complete the Aphorism Bookmark Activity  Choose and write on bookmark one aphorism that illustrates what you try to live by. Represent yourself by using colors and symbols that best represent your personality, hobbies, and interests. *Write your name on the BACK of the bookmark *Do a good job! These will be laminated for you to keep & use Assignment


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