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Celebrate Franklin Armstrong's Anniversary with free ELA lessons on the value of friendship and our special talents


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Grade Level Grades K-6
Resource Type Lesson Plan

About This Lesson

It was 55 years ago when the Peanuts comic strip introduced its first African American character, Franklin Armstrong. A good student who loves science, music, and sports, Franklin joined the Peanuts Gang as a friend who is always ready to lend a helping hand.

Celebrate Franklin's anniversary and help generate self-reflection about friendship and discovering our own talents with standards-based activities for grades K-2 and 3-6 that support English language arts and social-emotional skills.

Franklin's first appearance was on July 31, 1968, when he met Charlie Brown at the beach.

Complete teaching kits for grades K-2 and 3-6 include:

  • Teacher's guide/lesson plan
  • 3 reproducible student activity sheets for K-2 and 3-6

Visit the PROGRAM SITE for more:

  • Curricular standards alignment chart (K-6)
  • Links to learn more about The Armstrong Project
  • Links to the Peanuts website
  • More Peanuts Gang educational programs

Made Possible By: Peanuts Worldwide



A Peanuts Gang Anniversary Celebration_Teacher's Kit_Grades K-2.pdf

Lesson Plan
April 13, 2023
1.36 MB

A Peanuts Gang Anniversary Celebration_Teacher's Kit_Grades 3-6.pdf

Lesson Plan
April 13, 2023
1.29 MB
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