Jefferson and the Enlightenment

Duration: 3 Class Periods

What does his gravestone say about him?

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Grade Level

High School

Type of Lesson

Cooperative Learning

Interdisciplinary Connections

This lesson can also apply to certain English/Literacy components. Through the concept attainment model, students will be analyzing terms to create their own definition of the enlightenment. They will then be using this term, applying it to historical documents to complete a more thorough analysis. Beyond the academic setting, using jigsaws affords students the opportunity to work cooperative, and makes them accountable for the information they are to report.

Author Info

Larissa Jakubow
University of Virginia- Master's of Teaching Candidate
Charlottesville, VA 22904