Children’s book author and tour guide Ben Edwards offers unique programs for schools including both Boston field trips and classroom presentations. His extensive knowledge of Boston’s history, creative teaching method and sense of humor make his programs highly educational and fun! Ben is currently developing products that will be available to grade schools nationwide beginning in 2011. Click here to learn more about school programs and to read testimonials from teachers like you.
One April in Boston
Author and tour guide Ben Edwards, whose ancestors lived in colonial Boston, introduces students to the city’s history in a way that no one else can. Ben was able to trace his Edwards ancestors back over three centuries. Four generations of his family lived in Boston between 1700 and 1852 and Ben’s book One April in Boston tells of their connection to the Sons of Liberty and Paul Revere. The book also has a wonderful underlying theme – it teaches the power of imagination and the value of goal setting to children. Click here to learn more about the book and hear audio samples.
Storytelling on Boston Common
Discussing the Free Audio Book
A Tricorn Hat for One of the Assistants
You Learn by Asking Questions
A Mob Scene - Passing Out Mob Caps
The Gift of the Spyglass
Ben Edwards at his Ancestor's Marker
Ben at age 2 1/2 at Copp's Hill
Ben and his Sixth Great Grandfather
Talking About Printer Ben Franklin
The Faneuil Hall Weather Vane