Sample Video 102: Literature 47: A One on One Conversation with Author Nick Bunker about his Latest Book “Young Benjamin Franklin”

In this edition of First Person One on One, Paul Schankman has a fascinating conversation with author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Nick Bunker about his latest book, Young Benjamin Franklin, the Birth of Ingenuity.  What was Franklin like as a child and a father before he became a founding father? Would you believe a boxer?

Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 299: Cross Curricular Activity--Evaluating Taped Interviews

This cross-curricular teacher tool, accompanying the video above, is designed to get students thinking about: 1) how taped interviews can be used to learn information on topics such as those discussed in the video, and 2) the effectiveness of this interview specifically in helping their learning on this topic as well as the effectiveness (strengths and weaknesses) of interviews in general as a source of information.

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