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162 resources with the concept thomas jefferson

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The Continental Congress

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
A fantastic video highlights the role of Thomas Jefferson at the Continental Congress, focusing on the language of the Declaration of Independence and its listing of grievances against the British government.
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The Argument of the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When in the course of a course on historic American events, it becomes necessary for learners to examine, with decent respect, the Declaration of Independence, it becomes evident that there are six separate and equal parts of that...
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The Historical Audacity of the Louisiana Purchase

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
In order to double the size of the country and make what would become the greatest real estate deal in the history of the United States, Thomas Jefferson had to set aside his beliefs in small government and his strict constructionist...
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The True Story of Sacajawea

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The story of Sacajawea's incredible role as the guide in the Lewis and Clark expedition across America is captured in this engaging, animated video. Learn about the efforts she took to support the explorers, including translating,...
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Jefferson vs. Franklin: Revolutionary Philosophers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students cite connections among Franklin's Albany Plan of 1754, his Plan of Confederation of 1775 and the U.S. Constitution and/or the Declaration of Independence. In an essay, they give examples of the philosophical and political...
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Should the Colonists Have Signed the Declaration of Independence?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the Declaration of Independence in this US History lesson. Middle schoolers compare and contrast viewpoints of the Loyalists and the Patriots as they discuss the issue of colonial independence from Britain. They present support...
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Voices in The Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Everyone's perspective of the past is different. A thought-provoking unit gives young academics the opportunity to explore their perspectives on history and their neighborhoods. Based on the work of Howard Zinn, each lesson explores...
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On This Day: Life and Contributions of Alexander Hamilton

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Historians have been fascinated by Alexander Hamilton long before he was the subject of a Broadway hit. Using video resources, scholars explore how his early upbringing as an orphan and social outcast may have influenced his role in the...
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Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars work in pairs to decide whether leaders wrote the Declaration of Independence for the rich and powerful or for every man. To draw their conclusion, pairs read excerpts from two historians and complete a graphic organizer citing...
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Lesson 3: Britain, Napoleon, and the American Embargo, 1803–1808

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While the French were once the allies of Americans, the Napoleonic Wars saw the United States almost drawn into a war with its one-time friend. Wars in Europe threatened to draw in the early republic. A primary source-based activity...
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Having a Strong National Government

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did American political parties form? Scholars research the end of the Washington era and the beginning of politics in America. Video evidence and discussion questions allow insight into the emergence of the three branches of...
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Andrew Jackson and The Bank Wars

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers examine the historical arguments for and against establishing a National Bank in the United States. They examine just how Andrew Jackson's debate continues to rage on, all the way to today's America. 
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McCulloch vs. Maryland

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers examine the court case McCulloch vs. Maryland. They investigate the power of the federal government to tax and create a national banking system in the United States, and find that the case would reshape the roles of both the...
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Thomas Jefferson and Monticello: An Introduction to Writing Historical Fiction

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Thomas Jefferson is one of the most recognized names and faces in America—but is there more to the third president of the United States? Upper elementary and middle schoolers conduct research on Jefferson, his famous home at Monticello,...
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Thomas Jefferson's Library: Making the Case for a National Library

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The United States Library of Congress, the largest library in the world. But such was not always the case. The library was destroyed during the War of 1812. In a persuasive letter to Samuel H. Smith, Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his...
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THE Founding Father

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Who is the founding father—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Benjamin Franklin? Scholars decide which of three early Americans, should be crowned the founding father of America based on research. Then, they compose a persuasive...
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Thomas Jefferson Crossword Puzzle

For Students 4th - 6th
What was the name of the house Thomas Jefferson designed? Where was Thomas Jefferson born? Complete a crossword puzzle centered around the third president of the United States.
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Thomas Jefferson Reading Comprehension

For Students 4th Standards
Discover a little bit about Thomas Jefferson in a brief reading passage. Learners then answer a set of multiple choice comprehension questions.
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Virginia Runaway Slave Ads

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What does an ad reveal about a culture, or about the values of its intended audience? Class members examine a series of runaway slave ads—one of which was written by Thomas Jefferson—and consider what these primary source documents...
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The Election of 1800

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The election of 1800 provides an opportunity for class members to develop campaign materials for John Adams of the Federalist Party or Thomas Jefferson of the Democratic Republican party. Groups read a brief background article on the...
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The Revolutionary Times

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Be sure to grab a copy of the Revolutionary Times! Scholars take a step back in time to report on topics as set in the revolutionary time period. Events include the ride of Paul Revere, the Battle of Saratoga, and more.
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Mount Rushmore

For Students 5th Standards
How did those faces get on that mountain, and why did they choose those particular presidents? Learn about Mount Rushmore's construction and the history behind the men represented on the mountainside with a short reading passage and set...
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Thomas Jefferson on Shay's Rebellion

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
After reading a brief primary source document in which Thomas Jefferson comments on the armed uprising of Shay's Rebellion, your young historians will respond to both text-based and discussion questions, and consider the nature of...
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Fourth of July (Grades 9-12)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members work to translate the Declaration of Independence into their own words, as well as design a Facebook page within the context of 1776 to raise public awareness about the document and its meaning for citizens.