Learning Resources

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Brief Biography of Thomas Jefferson Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson: President of the United States Add to Favorites
FAQ Monticello Architecture Add to Favorites
Joseph Fossett, an enslaved blacksmith Add to Favorites
Anne (Ann) Cary Randolph Bankhead, Jefferson's granddaughter Add to Favorites
Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Jefferson's grandson Add to Favorites
Burwell Colbert, an enslaved butler Add to Favorites
Cornelia Jefferson Randolph, Jefferson's granddaughter Add to Favorites
Design and Gadgets Add to Favorites
Edith Hern Fossett, an enslaved cook Add to Favorites
Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge, Jefferson's granddaughter Add to Favorites
Enslaved Craftsmen Add to Favorites
Farm Laborers Add to Favorites
Frances (Fanny) Gillette Hern, an enslaved cook Add to Favorites
Francis Wayles Eppes, Jefferson's grandson Add to Favorites
George Wythe Randolph, Jefferson's grandson Add to Favorites
Ice Cream Recipe Add to Favorites
Isaac Jefferson, an enslaved blacksmith Add to Favorites
Israel Gillette, an enslaved house servant Add to Favorites
James Hemings, an enslaved cook Add to Favorites
James Madison Randolph, Jefferson's grandson Add to Favorites
Jefferson and American Money Add to Favorites
Jefferson and Architecture Add to Favorites
Jefferson and Slavery Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the beginning of the American Revolution Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the end of the American Revolution Add to Favorites
Jefferson Prepares for the Lewis and Clark Expedition Add to Favorites
Jefferson’s Inventions Add to Favorites
John Hemmings, an enslaved craftsman Add to Favorites
Martha Jefferson Randolph, Jefferson's daughter Add to Favorites
Martha Wayles Jefferson, Jefferson's wife Add to Favorites
Mary Jefferson Eppes, Jefferson's daughter Add to Favorites
Mary Jefferson Randolph, Jefferson's granddaughter Add to Favorites
Meriwether Lewis Randolph, Jefferson’s grandson Add to Favorites
Monticello Muffin Recipe Add to Favorites
Monticello Slaves who gained freedom Add to Favorites
Plantation Economy Add to Favorites
Sally Hemings, an enslaved house servant Add to Favorites
Sandy Add to Favorites
Septimia Anne Randolph Meikleham, Jefferson’s granddaughter Add to Favorites
Slave Life at Monticello Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Jefferson's grandson Add to Favorites
Virginia Jefferson Randolph Trist, Jefferson’s granddaughter Add to Favorites
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom Add to Favorites
Working in the Great House Add to Favorites

Handouts & Downloads

Who Lived at Monticello (.pdf) Add to Favorites
Timeline of Thomas Jefferson's Life Add to Favorites
Monticello Line Drawing (.pdf) Add to Favorites
Exploring Monticello: A Guide for Young People Add to Favorites
Audio of the Declaration of Independence (.mp3) Add to Favorites
Audio of Jefferson's Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence (.mp3) Add to Favorites
Audio of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom (.mp3) Add to Favorites
'A Plan for the Merinos' letter to James Madison Add to Favorites
'A Prisoner, Released from His Chains' letter to dupont de Nemours Add to Favorites
'A Radical Difference of Political Principle' letter to John Melish Add to Favorites
'Spirit of Manufactures' letter to Dupont de Nemours Add to Favorites
'The wisdom of exchanging’ Lesson Plan Student Workbook Add to Favorites
'War with England' Letter to Thaddeus Koscuisko Add to Favorites
A Perpetuating Flower Garden (ppt) Add to Favorites
A Socratic Discussion of Jefferson’s decision to situate Monticello on a mountaintop Add to Favorites
A Thomas Jefferson Webquest Add to Favorites
Address to the American Society for Colonizing Add to Favorites
American Indians—A Timeline for students Add to Favorites
An Architectural Revolutionary Lesson Plan Packet Add to Favorites
An Experimental Vegetable Garden Add to Favorites
And Liberty and Justice for . . . Some? Add to Favorites
Art of Calligraphy - powperpoint presentation Add to Favorites
Article II, The United States Constitution Add to Favorites
Audio of Jefferson's letter to Roger Weightman Add to Favorites
Audio of Thomas Jefferson to James Madison on the proposed Constitution and other matters, letter dated Dec. 20, 1787 Add to Favorites
‘The wisdom of exchanging’ Lesson Plan Source Analysis Add to Favorites
“I hope you will excuse my bad writing”: Cornelia Jefferson Randolph’s 1st Letter Add to Favorites
Chart Fiber Production and Processing (Teacher Example) Add to Favorites
Chart of Fiber Production and Processing Add to Favorites
Chart of Thomas Jefferson Letters on Textile Manufacture Add to Favorites
Chart of Thomas Jefferson Letters on Textile Manufacture (Teacher Example) Add to Favorites
Debate Format Add to Favorites
Discussion Prompts Add to Favorites
Document A - 'A prisoner, released from his chains' Add to Favorites
Document B - 'The Spirit of Manufacture' Add to Favorites
Document C - 'A plan for the merinos' Add to Favorites
Document D - 'Reconciliation' Add to Favorites
Document E - 'Reconciliation', part 2 Add to Favorites
Document F - 'War with England' Add to Favorites
Document G - 'War with England', part 2 Add to Favorites
Document H - 'A Radical Difference of Political Difference' Add to Favorites
Early Presidential Indian Policy Worksheet Add to Favorites
Election of 1796 Add to Favorites
Exploring Monticello Anticipation Guide Add to Favorites
Exploring Monticello through A Guide for Young People Add to Favorites
Federalist Paper #68 - The Presidency Add to Favorites
Fiber Production and Processing Add to Favorites
Fire Bell in the Night Source Documents Add to Favorites
French and Haitian Revolutions Timeline Add to Favorites
Gabriel’s Rebellion - Document Set 1 Add to Favorites
Gabriel’s Rebellion - Document Set 2 Add to Favorites
Gabriel’s Rebellion - Document Set 3 Add to Favorites
Gabriel’s Rebellion - Document Set 4 Add to Favorites
GoodinMovieGuide Add to Favorites
Government and Thomas Paine - Packet A Add to Favorites
Home Manufacturing Add to Favorites
Instrument Petting Zoo Add to Favorites
Jay Treaty - Packet C Add to Favorites
Jefferson and Abigail Adams - Packet E Add to Favorites
Jefferson and Hamilton Disputes - Packet B Add to Favorites
Jefferson and Political Parties - Classroom Discussion Prompts Add to Favorites
Jefferson and Political Parties - Graphic Organizer Add to Favorites
Jefferson and Political Parties - Potential Document Based Essay Questions Add to Favorites
Jefferson and Political Parties - Suggested DBQ Essay Rubric Add to Favorites
Jefferson and Slavery for ELD Students Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence for ELD Students Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the French and Haitian Revolutions Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the French Revolution - Reading Set A Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the French Revolution - Reading Set B Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the Press - Document Packet Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the Press - Document Questions Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the Rebellion in Saint-Domingue - Reading Set C Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the Rebellion in Saint-Domingue - Reading Set D Add to Favorites
Jefferson Biography for ELD Students Add to Favorites
Jefferson in the Government for ELD Students Add to Favorites
Jefferson's Attitudes Toward Slavery Document Package Add to Favorites
Jefferson's Gardens: A Landscape of Opportunities Image Gallery Add to Favorites
Jefferson's Influences Worksheet for ELD Students Add to Favorites
Jefferson's International Relevance: National Expansion Lesson Plan Add to Favorites
Jefferson's International Relevance: National Expansion Powerpoint Add to Favorites
Jefferson's International Relevance: Political Parties Lesson Plan Add to Favorites
Jefferson's International Relevance: Political Parties Powerpoint Add to Favorites
Jefferson's International Relevance: The Declaration of Independence Lesson Plan Add to Favorites
Jefferson's International Relevance: The Declaration of Independence Powerpoint Add to Favorites
Jefferson's Presidency - Source Documents Add to Favorites
Jefferson's Talents Worksheet for ELD Students Add to Favorites
Jefferson: Creating Personal Space for Self-Reflection Add to Favorites
Jefferson’s Gardens: A Landscape of Opportunities - Introduction to Project-Based Learning for the Unit Add to Favorites
Jefferson’s Gardens: A Landscape of Opportunities, Instructions for the Unit Add to Favorites
KellettMovieGuide Add to Favorites
KlapkaMovieGuide Add to Favorites
Knitting Add to Favorites
Letter: Jefferson to Edward Carrington Add to Favorites
Letter: Jefferson to Francis Hopkinson Add to Favorites
Letter: Jefferson to James Madison Add to Favorites
Letter: Jefferson to John Adams Add to Favorites
Life in Slavery: A Study of Race and Gender at Monticello Add to Favorites
Map of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Add to Favorites
Matters of Principles - Copies of Documents Add to Favorites
President Jefferson for ELD Students Add to Favorites
Questions for Documents A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H Add to Favorites
Slave Relationships - Source Investigation Add to Favorites
Slavery and the Legacy of Thomas Jefferson Document Package Add to Favorites
Speech by James Barbour on the Restriction of Slavery in Missouri Add to Favorites
Speeches by Rufus King on the Missouri Bill Add to Favorites
Spinning Add to Favorites
Spinning and Knitting Add to Favorites
Spinning, Weaving, Cloth at Monticello Add to Favorites
Teacher Tips for 'Totally Been There' Add to Favorites
Text Feature Analysis Add to Favorites
Textile Machines: Ring Spinning and Cotton Mule Add to Favorites
The Curiosity of the Neighborhood - Background Essay Add to Favorites
The Curiosity of the Neighborhood - Document A - A Bird's Eye View Add to Favorites
The Curiosity of the Neighborhood - Document C - the Plantation- Add to Favorites
The Declaration of Independence for ELD Students Add to Favorites
The Five Orders of Architecture Add to Favorites
The Monticello Textile Factory Add to Favorites
The Process of Making Textiles Add to Favorites
The Role of a Plantation Mistress - Using the Documents Add to Favorites
The Second Revolution? Thomas Jefferson's Presidency, 1801-1809 Add to Favorites
The Socratic Circle Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson Word Search Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson's Writings Worksheet Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson, Patient - Unit Planner Add to Favorites
Time Traveler Report Sheet - Augustus John Foster Add to Favorites
Time Traveler Report Sheet - George Ticknor Add to Favorites
Time Traveler Report Sheet - Jack Jouett Add to Favorites
Time Traveler Report Sheet - La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt Add to Favorites
Time Traveler Report Sheet- Marquis de Lafayette Add to Favorites
TouartMovieGuide Add to Favorites
Two Jefferson Letters on Education Add to Favorites
Two letters from President Jefferson about American Indians Add to Favorites
U.S. History Document Based Essay Rubric Add to Favorites
VA Statute for Religious Freedom, II. Matching Activity Handout Add to Favorites
Vegetable Growth Chart Add to Favorites
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom - Discussion Questions Add to Favorites
Vote for Josh Add to Favorites
Was Thomas Jefferson a Hypocrite? Document Based Essay Packet Add to Favorites
We've Totally Been Here: Visitors to Monticello Add to Favorites
Weaving Add to Favorites
Weaving Moves into the Mills Add to Favorites
What Did Thomas Jefferson Really Think about the Indians Add to Favorites
Wheel and Reels Add to Favorites
Who was the real Thomas Jefferson? - Unit of Study Overview Add to Favorites
Written Assessment Planning Guide Add to Favorites

Websites

Monticello Classroom Slideshow Builder Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia Add to Favorites
Online Domestic Life at Monticello Tour Add to Favorites
The Thomas Jefferson Papers at the American Memory Web site Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive at the University of Virginia Add to Favorites
Monticello Plantation Database Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society Add to Favorites
Online Jefferson Wheel Cipher Add to Favorites
Reminiscences of Fountain Hughes, grandson of Wormley Hughes Add to Favorites
The Story of Cincinnatus Add to Favorites
Writing with a Quill Pen Add to Favorites

Bibliographies

Top Reads for TJ: An Annotated Bibliography for Elementary Educators Add to Favorites
The Mockingbird Mystery Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson: Great American Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson: Draftsman of a Nation Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson (World Leaders Past and Present series) Add to Favorites
A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson Add to Favorites
Cooking on the Lewis and Clark Expedition Add to Favorites
Dear Benjamin Banneker Add to Favorites
First Friend Thomas Jefferson: The Original Social Networker Add to Favorites
Free Some Day: the African American Families at Monticello Add to Favorites
Jefferson’s Masterpiece Add to Favorites
Lewis and Clark and the Route to the Pacific Add to Favorites
Lewis and Clark for Kids: Their Journey of Discovery with 21 Activities Add to Favorites
Lewis and Clark: Explorers of the American West Add to Favorites
Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery - Video Add to Favorites
Meet Thomas Jefferson Add to Favorites
Meet Thomas Jefferson: statesman, ambassador, father, grandfather . . . Add to Favorites
Monticello Children's Garden Kit Add to Favorites
Slavery at Monticello Add to Favorites
The Declaration of Independence Add to Favorites
The Hemingses of Monticello Add to Favorites
The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson and the American Ideal Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson: A Picture Book Biography Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson: The Revolution of Ideas Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson: Third President of the United States Add to Favorites
To Be a Slave Add to Favorites
What Did the Declaration Declare? Add to Favorites
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? Add to Favorites