Archive for May 1, 2016

To follow is the Franklin reading schedule for period 6. Consider the designated pages to be your homework for each night. Bear in mind that we may move more quickly if some time in class is devoted to reading together.

5/2/16: 30-40
5/3/16: 40-53 (end of Part I)
5/4/16: 55-60
5/5/16: 60-72 (end of Part II)
5/6/16: 73-83
5/9/16: 83-93
5/10/16: 93-103
5/11/16: 103-113
5/12/16: 113-123
5/13/16: 123-131

To follow is the Franklin reading schedule for period 3. Consider the designated pages to be your homework for each night. Bear in mind that we may move more quickly if some time in class is devoted to reading together.

5/2/16: 30-36
5/3/16: 36-42
5/4/16: 42-48
5/5/16: 48-53 (end of Part I)
5/6/16: 55-60
5/9/16: 60-66
5/10/16: 66-72 (end of Part II)

8th Grade: Some Considerations

Posted: May 1, 2016 in Home

I hope you are truly finding Franklin’s autobiography enlightening! Here are some guiding ideas to read with:

  • How did the events of Franklin’s life shape his values?
  • What about Franklin’s life surprises you?
  • Is Franklin a good role model for youth today? Why/why not? How?
  • On which occasions do you see an “early aversion to arbitrary power” in this account?
  • How did encounters with Quakers influence Franklin’s life choices and
  • Find occasions when Franklin’s vanity shows.