Trade Around the World
Activity 1
Keep your timelines in front of you as you read the following passage. Where did Franklin and Washington get their pencils?

The "Pencils in the Colonies" Puzzle

People in the United States have used pencils for a long time. Benjamin Franklin published a newspaper. The newspaper listed pencils for sale in 1729. George Washington used a three-inch pencil for his work in 1762. His job was to map the Ohio Territory. He drew the map with a pencil.

Now, write a paragraph explaining how the pencil got in George Washington’s hand as he drew the map of the Ohio Territory. Use the following terms in your paragraph: