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Through the collaborative efforts of the Department of Teacher Education, Forsyth Library and the Center for Civic Leadership, a university gift has turned into a learning tool for local elementary students. Cecil Currey, FHSU Alumnus, donated two handwritten letters from Ben Franklin, as well as two original pages of the Pennsylvania Gazette. These documents are the focus of the day of learning on the life of Ben Franklin.
Beginning in September 2006, FHSU students in the Social Studies Methods course have developed interactive sessions that focus on various aspects of Franklin’s life. Area 5th graders are then invited to participate in the day of events. In addition to the sessions, students have time to view the original documents, have a snack at the “Boston Tea Party,” and hear from Franklin himself through an impersonation by Fred Krebs, Johnson County Community College.
To bring this event to your area, please contact the American Democracy Project at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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