Benjamin Franklin

The Colony of Pennsylvania

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This volume invites readers to step back in time to colonial Pennsylvania, in whose storied history we can find the origins of the United States. This comprehensive look at Pennsylvania's colonial era covers its Quaker origins, early industry, its unique social and religious climate, and the role it played in America's most important revolutionary events.

The Colony of Pennsylvania

The Marquis de Lafayette and Other International Champions of the American Revolution

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The Marquis de Lafayette was born to a noble family in France. He fell in love with the concept of liberty and with the American fight for democracy and freedom. This richly illustrated interactive eBook introduces students to the European adventurers, soldiers of fortune, and romantics of the time that flocked to the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Clear and concise text is supported by robust interactive features including timelines, maps, video, and primary source documents with analysis.

The Marquis de Lafayette and Other International Champions of the American Revolution

John Paul Jones and the Birth of the American Navy

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John Paul Jones is remembered as the first hero of the young American Navy. He raided the British coast during the American Revolution, capturing or sinking more than forty enemy ships in one of the greatest naval battles in our nation's military history. Readers of this interactive eBook will enjoy this thrilling account of the birth and growth of the American Navy, brought to life through engaging features such as maps, interactive timelines, video, quizzes, and primary source documents with analysis.

John Paul Jones and the Birth of the American Navy

Benjamin Franklin

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Writer, Inventor, and Diplomat
As an inventor, statesman, philosopher, and writer, Benjamin Franklin left his mark on American life in innumerable ways. Interactive features including timelines, video, biographies, and primary source documents paint a portrait of Franklin's life from his early days as a printer's apprentice to his final days as a diplomat in France during the Revolutionary War. Franklin was also one of the framers of the Declaration of Independence, and this eBook will help students understand what the document has meant to our country's history.

Benjamin Franklin

Becoming Ben Franklin

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In 1723 Ben Franklin arrived in Philadelphia as a poor and friendless seventeen-year-old who had run away from his family and an apprenticeship in Boston. Sixty-two years later he stepped ashore in nearly the same spot but was greeted by cannons, bells, and a cheering crowd, now a distinguished statesman, renowned author, and world-famous scientist. Freedman's riveting story of how a rebellious apprentice became an American icon comes in an elegantly designed book filled with art and includes a timeline, source notes, bibliography, and index.

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1170L
Becoming Ben Franklin

Benjamin Franklin: Science and Politics (2014)

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Taking advantage of the latest digital animation techniques, Science Gossip summarizes the careers of important figures from the History of Science. Although scientific rigor is respected, the point of view is more light hearted and amusing so that viewers receive short, dynamic doses of interesting information about each scientist, complemented by curios anecdotes.

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Elementary
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00:07
Benjamin Franklin: Science and Politics

Liberty's Kids Disc Five (2002)

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Caught on opposite sides of the revolution, Benjamin Franklin’s teenage reporters—American colonist James and young Englishwoman Sarah—confront the real, physical dangers of combat. Forced to choose between their friendship and allegiance to their countries, the kids find that their understanding of good and evil is challenged by the moral dilemmas of war.

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Primary
Elementary
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02:41
Liberty's Kids Disc Five

Liberty's Kids Disc Three (2002)

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Caught on opposite sides of the revolution, Benjamin Franklin’s teenage reporters—American colonist James and young Englishwoman Sarah—confront the real, physical dangers of combat. Forced to choose between their friendship and allegiance to their countries, the kids find that their understanding of good and evil is challenged by the moral dilemmas of war.

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Primary
Elementary
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02:18
Liberty's Kids Disc Three

Liberty's Kids Disc Two (2002)

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Caught on opposite sides of the revolution, Benjamin Franklin’s teenage reporters—American colonist James and young Englishwoman Sarah—confront the real, physical dangers of combat. Forced to choose between their friendship and allegiance to their countries, the kids find that their understanding of good and evil is challenged by the moral dilemmas of war.

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Primary
Elementary
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02:41
Liberty's Kids Disc Two

Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin and his Good Mouse Amos

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Do you ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? Benjamin Franklin was one of the most famous inventors in American history, and according to this book he got most of his ideas—the good ones at any rate—from a mouse!

Funny and Wise, Ben and Me is a classic American story that celebrates its sixtieth anniversary in 1999. It has amused generations of young people, and once you've read it and met Amos, the mouse who tells the story, you will never think of Benjamin Franklin, or American history, quite the same way again.

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Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin and his Good Mouse Amos

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