(Grades 3-8, 30 Minutes) Benjamin Franklin...printer, journalist, inventor, ambassador, writer, philosopher, public servant, patriot. But most of all, he was a person who dedicated his life to making a difference, not only for his own time, but for future generations as well. This entertaining and informative musical for upper elementary or middle school grades pays tribute to this great American hero on the fictional TV show 'Patriot Lives.' The clever script introduces us to all of Benjamin's friends and family as they celebrate his life through 7 original songs. This will be a history lesson your students will never forget. The Teacher's Manual includes the full script, accompanied songs, and staging suggestions, while the Singer's Edition includes the script and vocal lines only. Perform it with piano, or use the professionally-recorded ShowTrax Cassette.
Songs: Almanac News · Hope And A Smile · Inventive Mind · Silence Dogood · Standing Together · Turn On Your Light · and What Can We Learn?