BEN FRANKLIN VISITED CHEROKEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Ben Franklin has visited Cherokee Elementary! Dressed authentically as Ben Franklin, Dr. Rich Davis is an energetic, enthusiastic speaker and author. He has found a way to creatively reach children with his special message about reading and learning. A former college English and public speaking teacher, Dr. Davis successfully teaches important facts about Benjamin Franklin and his life to young learners. Children leave the program understanding about the life and times of Franklin and the importance of reading and literacy. Cherokee Elementary is a Core Knowledge Academy, and Ben Franklin's visit fits perfectly into the curriculum that emphasizes the importance of learning about our great country's history.