Ben franklin elementary school philadelphia

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Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia by Margaret Cousins

I read this biography aloud to my children.

Until I read this book, I had no idea how brilliant Ben Franklin was! When I think of Franklin, I think about how he had flown a kite in a thunderstorm with a metal key attached to the string and felt the electric shock in his hand. I knew he invented the lightning rod and proved that electricity and lightning are identical, and I had heard of the Franklin stove, but I did not realize the extent of his inventions! He had only one year of formal education, and he is the epitome of a homeschooler! All that he learned was largely self-taught.

Franklin would be a remarkable man to meet. Some of his accomplishments that I was unaware of include: invention of bifocals and the stepladder, the first to notice that the Gulf Stream was different than the surrounding waters, founded the first circulating library in America, organized the first volunteer fire department in Philadelphia, and made the postal system more efficient. He was the first to diagnose lead poisoning, and he wasnt even a medical doctor! His observations regarding how colds are transmitted are consistent with what we know today about germs and viruses.

What a truly extraordinary and inspiring man! As my kids noted, he seems to have invented everything! What would America be like today if he had never existed? We loved this book, and we plan to read other books in this series.

MY RATING: 5 stars!! Loved it! Highly recommended!!
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"Senior Graduates Celebrate Accomplishments at Ben Franklin High School

Ben Franklin Elementary gets a playground a first for a public school in the 19120 zip code

Find a School School Rankings. We updated the rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, November 30, Performance Trends. Click the Details button to see test scores by grade and subject. Student Body. Map and boundary of Franklin Benjamin School. Schooldigger Rankings:.

Test scores at this school fall far below the state average. This suggests that students at this school are likely not performing at grade level. Parent tips. Test scores are important to look at because they indicate where students are performing compared to grade-level standards. Ask the school what

Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School is a historic elementary school located in the Crescentville neighborhood of Philadelphia , Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Henry deCourcy Richards and built in It is a two-story, five-bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Late Gothic Revival style. Additions were built in and

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The school partnered with the nonprofit Trust for Public Land, which works across the country to increase access to green space in cities. In recent years, the trust has started viewing schools as an opportunity to do that. The trust saw a scarcity of greenspace in the Lawncrest neighborhood, and chose Ben Franklin as a priority. Ben Franklin joins the ranks of what is unfortunately still a minority of Philadelphia public schools with a playground. The areas with the fewest tend to be in areas predominantly home to communities of color.


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