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Life of Benjamin Franklin

7 videos
1 skill
In many ways, Benjamin Franklin is the "Founding Father" of the United States of America that best represent many ideals of the country. In this series with Walter Isaacson, we go into the life and philosophy of Franklin.

An introduction to Benjamin Franklin

VIDEO 8:12 minutes
In this video, Sal and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson present an overview of Benjamin Franklin's life. 

Benjamin Franklin becomes a writer

VIDEO 7:29 minutes
In this video, Sal and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson discuss Benjamin Franklin the writer. 

Benjamin Franklin and Poor Richard's Almanac

VIDEO 10:56 minutes
In this video, Sal and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson discuss Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac.

Benjamin Franklin the civic leader

VIDEO 3:38 minutes
In this video, Sal and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson discuss Benjamin Franklin as a civic leader. 

Benjamin Franklin the inventor

VIDEO 8:24 minutes
In this video, Sal and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson discuss Benjamin Franklin as an inventor. 

Benjamin Franklin as diplomat

VIDEO 10:03 minutes
In this video, Sal and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson discuss Benjamin Franklin as a diplomat. 

Takeaways from Benjamin Franklin's life

VIDEO 4:40 minutes
In this video, Sal and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson discuss takeaways from Benjamin Franklin's life. 

Benjamin Franklin Quiz

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Students can test their knowledge of Benjamin Franklin's life with this quiz.