Jefferson’s Gardens: A Landscape of Opportunities / Instructions for the Unit

Duration: Up to 1 month

Through the voices of individuals working at Monticello, students will learn about Jefferson's passion for gardening and complete flower and vegetable experiments/projects.  Students will also learn how to do calligraphy and construct a petit-format book similar to those that Jefferson read at his summer retreat, Poplar Forest.

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Middle School

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Darla Gerlach, EdD
Shaler Area Middle School
1810 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15101