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Now & Ben by Gene Barretta
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Title: Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Gene Barretta
Illustrator: Gene Barretta
GR Level: W
Lexile: 910
Grade Level: 6th Grade
Publisher: Square Fish
Date: 2008
Genre: Non-Fiction
Pages: 40


This book dives into all Benjamin Franklin` s inventions and their impact on our modern society. The book talks about several of Franklin`s inventions by first explaining the invention and then talking about how we still use it or a modification of it in modern times. The Lighting rod and Bifocals are two of the many inventions that the book talks about. This book shows reader the importance of creativity, and invention.

Teaching Ideas:
I would use this book to start talking about inventions. I would have the students come up with their own invention. They would describe what it is, what it does and how they thought of it. The students would then talk about the impact that it would have on society. The students would then have to draw a design of it and talk about the things that would be needed to create it.


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