18th Century Friend Requests

Duration: 2 (30-40 minute) class periods

What is a Letter of Introduction? Why were they important to men like Thomas Jefferson?

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Grade Level

Middle School

Type of Lesson

Cooperative Learning

Interdisciplinary Connections

This lesson plan will include heavy elements of language arts through careful examination of specific primary documents related to Thomas Jefferson. Students will also have an opportunity to consider how they would want to be introduced to strangers for consideration, AND students will also consider the recommendations of fellow peers related to "new meetings."

Author Info

James Lautzenheiser - 2014 Barringer Fellow, Monticello Teacher Institute
Crestview Middle School
531 E.Tully Street
Convoy, OH 45832