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DECEMBER, 1996

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Benjamin Franklin : Glimpses of the Man
http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/rotten.html
GRADE LEVEL: 3-12

A+ CONTENT:
Basic information on Benjamin Franklin's life and accomplishments.

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Basic fonts and colors, pleasantly spaced, minimal graphics.

A+ ORGANIZATION:
Easy to locate links, accessible sound and movie buttons and an imagemap and preview page are available.

A+ REVIEW:
Ben Franklin is an integral part of America's history and the birth of the nation. He was also an inventor, philosopher, musician, scientist and diplomat. While the site is called "A Glimpse of the Man" there is actually quite a bit of information on Franklin's life, inventions, philosophies, publications, establishments and diplomatic ventures. Connected with the site is a link to the Franklin Institute Science Museum with online exhibits and information. In addition, there is a page of activities aimed at allowing students to realize that much of Franklin's ideas are still in use today. These activities include solar energy, electricity and hot air balloon experiments. A link to additional resource materials can be found on the site as well. Overall, you can start from here to find out almost everything there is to know about Benjamin Franklin.