All About Penguins by Kay Winnit

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He did not expect Jefferson to reply to his letter. But Jefferson did. On August 30, Jefferson wrote a letter to Benjamin. Jefferson welcomed proof that blacks are equal to other people. He wrote that he wanted to improve life for blacks. Jefferson wrote this letter to Benjamin on August 30, 1791. 35 He told Benjamin he was sending the almanac to the Academy of Sciences in Paris, France. This was a great honor. People would now learn about Benjamin and his almanac. The almanac was first printed in Baltimore.

The Kids Book of the Night Sky. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2004. Learn about the night sky through activities, science, history, legends, and jokes. Sherrow, Victoria. Thomas Jefferson. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 2002. Find out more about Thomas Jefferson in this book. Stillman, Janice. The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids. Dublin, NH: Yankee Publishing, 2005. This book has fun stories, facts, and activities about the heavens. html This page has a summary of Benjamin’s 1791 letter to Thomas Jefferson and a link to the text of the actual letter.

Html This page has a summary of Benjamin’s 1791 letter to Thomas Jefferson and a link to the text of the actual letter. Africans in America: Historical Document. html This Web page features a summary of Jefferson’s reply to Benjamin’s 1791 letter and a link to the text of Jefferson’s letter. jpg View the title page of Benjamin’s 1792 almanac at this site. cfm This lesson explores how almanacs and weather vanes were used in colonial times. SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY Banneker, Benjamin. Banneker’s Almanack, and Ephemeris, for the Year of Our Lord 1793 and Banneker’s Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1795.

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