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The good will...

… of the governed will be starved if not fed by the good deeds of the governors.

– Benjamin Franklin


Today's Pre-Invention Convention Read Aloud

Reading about Chester Greenwood yesterday got the kids thinking about things they use that can be improved. Today, our read aloud looks at Ben Franklin inventions that are still around because the basic design was good. 85 more words

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National Park Week: A Visit to Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia PA

It’s National Park Week!

Film maker Ken Burns thinks the National Parks are “America’s Best Idea”. It definitely is a great idea! The National Park Service showcases and preserves what I consider America’s treasures – from historical sites to extraordinary landscapes and forests. 523 more words



Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke, the leading 19th century Prussian strategist, was said to have laughed only twice: once when told that a certain French fortress was impregnable, and once when his mother-in-law died… 365 more words



In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

~Benjamin Franklin


Patriots Day - "Where liberty dwells, there is my country." - Benjamin Franklin

Patriots Day – A┬áday where we commemorate the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

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