Guides and Materials About Mr. Franklin
An Introduction
Ben Across the Curriculum
Essay Contest

These resources are current as of January 2008

What better way to learn about Benjamin Franklin than to hear from the man himself? Franklin wrote avidly throughout his life. His Autobiography , though never finished, remains the most widely read memoir of all time. He also penned essays for newspapers, letters to family and friends, and his infamous Poor Richard’s aphorisms. The websites listed below contain primary source documents that are required reading for Franklin scholars of all levels.

Yale University. The Avalon Project at Yale Law School


These sites contain lesson plans, links to other resources online and in print, and an array of tools for teachers aiming to bring Benjamin Franklin into the classroom. Terms of Use Credits