by Dawn Corwin Kaitlyn Andrews, East Stroudsburg University
Melissa Kelso, East Stroudsburg University
Michelle Storm, ESU
Misha Vadhwana, East Stroudsburg University
Jamie Yost, East Stroudsburg University

This webquest will give students the chance to learn about how Benjamin Franklin was such an outstanding citizen. After learning about Ben Franklin the students will get a chance to show what they have learned by becoming good citizens through three different tasks.


"Good citizenship is when effective citizens do simple but powerful things on a daily basis that keeps our country strong and free." 



Benjamin Franklin was a great statesman whose ideas and beliefs played a part in shaping the foundation of our nation. He helped write and signed both the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution (1787). During the Revolutionary war he served as our country's first ambassador to France. No single person is credited with being more influential in the forming of our nation.

Benjamin Franklin was a man who did not believe in sitting idle. Besides being fully engaged in the politics of his time he was a business owner, a printer, an author, a scientist, an inventor, a philosopher, a musician, an economist, and a community activist. He was always looking for ways to improve people's lives. For this we credit him to be a model of "Good Citizenship".

Take up the honor being a good citizen by completing the follow tasks. Begin to understand the reward of helping others and making your community a better place to live.