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The Lost Chapters of Ben and Me

Subject:

Social Studies  

Grade:

5  

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Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5

 

 

Unit Test

 

Ben and Me

By Amos, also known as: _____________________________________


Directions:

  1. You will research an invention that was created by Benjamin Franklin but was not mentioned in the book, Ben and Me.
  2. You will use either use the Internet, multi-media software, books on inventions, or classroom set of encyclopedias to gather your information. The information that you will need is listed below.
  3. Once you have selected and researched an invention, you will write a missing chapter about how Benjamin Franklin went about making it.
  4. Your chapter must be written from the point of view of Amos. That means that you must think like Amos, write like Amos, and talk like Amos.
  5. You should review your copy of Ben and Me to get an idea of how Amos would have described the invention you selected.
  6. Your chapter should use adjectives, analogies, or metaphors to describe how the invention came into existence. Try to show the reader what happened and not just tell the reader what happened.
  7. You must draw a picture of the invention with Amos somewhere in the picture.
  8. Tomorrow you will edit and copy your final draft to turn in.
  9. Your drawing should be black and white like the other drawings in the book.
  10. Use the questions below as a guide to help you collect information and think about the invention.

 

An invention not mentioned in the book is: 
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What does this invention do?
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How does this invention help people?
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Do you use or know someone who uses this invention?Circle “yes” or “no” Yes No

If yes, explain how it is being used: _______________________________________________________

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Why did you choose this invention? ______________________________________________________

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