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How to Create a Reverse Outline

Reverse Outline: A useful tool As you work with a text —essay, story, speech, article, or fable, it can be helpful to create a reverse outline. This can help you see the structure of the piece and the flow of ideas, … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin Bio 1911 EB

Benjamin Franklin Biography Family history and education Writing and printing career Helping his fellow man Fight against the Stamp Act Continental Congress Colonial diplomacy in France Making peace Franklin in person Life philosophy Printing accomplishments Franklin as an author Scientific … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin is one of the most quoted Americans; his wisdom is timeless. Here are a few to inspire you. “Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. If we can get rid of the former, … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin Resources

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) was one of America’s most interesting historical figures. Like Leonardo da Vinci, Franklin pursued many subjects including writing, politics, invention, music, and more. Here are some resources written by and about Franklin. Meet Benjamin Franklin, by Stephen … Continue reading

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American Literature Texts

English III: American Literature, A Survey Course What does American Literature cover? American Literature is a college-preparatory chronological literature survey course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for their place … Continue reading

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Glass Armonica-Tchaikovsky

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky William Zeitler plays this piece on the glass armonica, an invention of Benjamin Franklin, while other unseen instruments provide accompaniment. Other American Literature (E3) videos

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Benjamin Franklin 13 Virtues

An Excerpt from the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Illustrated by E. Boyd Smith; edited by Frank Woodworth Pine, 1916   IX. PLAN FOR ATTAINING MORAL PERFECTION T was about this time I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving … Continue reading

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Meet Benjamin Franklin by Stephen Kaufman

Meet Benjamin Franklin, America’s First International Celebrity His range of interests and influence still astonishing after 300 years By Stephen Kaufman,  07 January 2006 Without inherited wealth or social position, the 10th son of a Boston candle and soap maker … Continue reading

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