New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_1108
Title page of Poor Richard's Almanac, 1733.
When and how did almanacs originate? Was Benjamin Franklin the first person to make an almanac?
This almanac mentions leap year. When and why was leap year first observed?
Math: Poor Richard's Almanac was published for 25 years and sold 10,000 copies a year. How many total copies did it sell in the 25 years?
English Language Arts: Create your own almanac for next year. Include items similar to Franklin's almanac, such as a calendar, weather, poems, puzzles, household hints, and astronomical and astrological signs.
English Language Arts: Read some of Franklin's proverbs from "Poor Richard's Almanack." Which ones are familiar? Choose five and rewrite them in a way that makes their meaning clear.
English Language Arts: What is a pseudonym? Who are some other authors that write/wrote books under a pseudonym?