Benjamin Franklin was a great inventor and made a big impact in history. He invented the life-saving lightening rod, started Philadelphia’s volunteer fire department, established a public library, and served as Philadelphia’s postmaster. He also founded several famous newspapers. To enhance our study of his fascinating life, we decided to take a trip to our local newspaper!
|Owner/Editor Ivan Foley showing us a block of text from the linotype machine.|
|The keyboard of the linotype machine.|
|Ivan Foley describing how the linotype machine works.|
|Archives of past issues of The Landmark.|
|Office Assistant Cindy Rinehart showing us how she does the layout of an article she received from a reporter via email.|
Have you been to visit YOUR local newspaper? I’d love to hear about it!
This article was originally published in August 2013 by Home & School Mosaics.