Benjamin Franklin Screening & Discussion

Join us!
Wednesday, June 15 at 7 PM

Join us for a virtual screening and discussion of Ken Burns’ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. We’ll explore the life of Franklin, and the connections he has to our region in the North Country and Montreal in a discussion with our panelists and you at home.

Our distinguished panelists include:

  • Dr. Jason Opal, Associate Professor of History at McGill University
  • Dr. Matthew Keagle, Curator at Fort Ticonderoga

TYPEKIT Project & Activities

Mountain Lake PBS partnered with The Link Arts Center and The Strand Center for the Arts to create classroom activity packs for students in grades 6-12 connected to the new Ken Burns’ documentary, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. These TYPEKIT packs explore local historic connections to Franklin and his impact on American culture and journalism through the use of handheld 3D printed letterpress sets.

Mountain Lake PBS and The Link Arts Center developed a teaching guide with PBS LearningMedia resources, multi content area lesson plans, and student activity handouts. Letterpress activity sets were fabricated in the Strand Center for the Arts’ new Maker Space Suite utilizing the Ultimaker digital printer in their Multimedia Lab.

Stafford Middle School, Beekmantown Central School, Salmon River Central School, Boquet Valley Central School, and FEH Boces participated in this project.

Scroll through some of the work the students produced below! Click on the images to enlarge them. And, to view more student work, view the entire gallery of images here.