My son's class is having a living wax museum today, where the students portray the famous person from the Colonial and Revolutionary War periods. Each student dresses in costume and recites a few facts about that person. My son chose Benjamin Franklin
Very good way to get children involved in American History. But a trifle boring.
Wouldn't it be more fun to make up facts about famous people?
BEN FRANKLIN - THE UNTOLD STORY
1) It is true that Benjamin Franklin helped start the first fire insurance company in America (the Philadelphia Contributionship), but did you know that a month later his printing shop burned down in a suspicious fire?
2) Not only did Ben Franklin invent the bifocals, according to an uncomfortable experience several Founding Fathers had with Ben at a Turkish Bath, Ben may also have been bi-curious?
3) Benjamin Franklin created the Ben Franklin Craft Store chain because of his life-long love of macrame and scrapbooking.