Meet Benjamin Franklin & The Constitution
The Inventive Benjamin Franklin
Imagine being wafted back across time for a chat with Benjamin Franklin, scientist, inventor, printer and statesman. The Inventive Benjamin Franklin School Assembly brings colonial America to life for your students in your school auditorium. Franklin will introduce you to his many inventions and discoveries, from swim fins to bi-focals, from the first lending library to the Constitution. Students are introduced to the world of electricity and science as Dr. Franklin demonstrates his static electrical generator, originally used to create a battery. Throughout the one-hour presentation, Franklin aims to ignite young minds with the wonders of science and invention!
The Constitution Convention
Who better to arbitrate between students debating one of the great issues at America’s Constitutional Convention than Dr. Benjamin Franklin. Divided into 13 state delegations, students debate the issues that the Founding Fathers faced: representation, taxation, election and the vexing question of slavery. Reading from cards, students participate in the difficult task of resolving the issues that faced our Founding Fathers, ending with their signing of the Constitution. Following the Convention, students enjoy a tour through the Museum, highlighting the great documents of history and freedom.
Fun Fact: The United States Constitution was signed in September 1787.
- No late registrations or refunds will be processed after the closing date. No Exceptions
- Special Guidelines: Space is limited; first serve. Recommended for 4th –12th; minimum 5th grade reading level for the Constitution program
- No use of membership passes
- Program is approx. 4 hours
- All Students must be accompanied by a registered adult.
- Note: If you have multiple Homeschool students, each Homeschool student must be registered for all Field Trips using their own designated flex fund account. Any duplicate orders for the same field trip on one student’s account will not be allowed.
- Field Trip Photography Disclaimer: Please be advised that photographs will be taken at this event for possible use on the SCS website, marketing materials, and/or all other SCS publications. If you do not want you or your child to be photographed please advise the Field Trip Coordinator.
- How to Cancel: Forward your registration confirmation email receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed notation to cancel by the deadline date indicated on each field trip.
Questions? Contact Kathleen Crudo, the Educational Field Trip Coordinator at email@example.com or (951) 595-6360