Thomas Jefferson: Teachers Guides

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Thomas Jefferson remains one of the most fascinating figure in American history, both for his innovative contributions to the United States government and his remarkably contradictory personal life. A series of discussion questions and research activities prompts young historians to consider the details of Jefferson's life in the context of a brand-new country.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the discussion questions as end-of-unit research prompts
  • Pair with a language arts project that incorporates the vocabulary terms listed on the first page
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource is based on a documentary that is available for purchase, but also works well independent of the video

  • Provides additional research links
  • Extended activities promote critical thinking and thoughtful discussion

  • None
Common Core