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Ben and Me
SUBJECTS — U.S./1750 - 1810; Pennsylvania; Science-Technology;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Male Role Model;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Responsibility; Citizenship.
Age: 5 - 9; Not Rated; Animated; 1953; 27 minutes; Color.
In this charming Disney classic a mouse named Amos claims credit for many of Benjamin Franklin's accomplishments and inventions.
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Description: In this charming Disney classic a mouse named Amos claims credit for many of Benjamin Franklin's accomplishments and inventions.
Benefits: Ben and Me will introduce children to Benjamin Franklin: scientist, inventor, educator, patriot, diplomat, printer, author, philosopher, musician, public servant, and economist. Franklin (1706 - 1790) was a Founding Father of the United States and one of the most remarkable men produced by Western Civilization.
The Learning Guide to the film Ben and Me contains sections on Benefits of the Movie, Possible Problems, Helpful Background, Discussion Questions, Links to the Internet, and Bridges to Reading. The Discussion Questions are divided into three categories: Subject Matter, Social-Emotional Learning, and Moral-Ethical Emphasis.
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