Slavery and the Legacy of Thomas Jefferson

Duration: 120 minutes

Students will critically evaluate and reflect on information concerning the life of Thomas Jefferson as a slaveholder. They will also examine slavery at Monticello and the effects of Thomas Jefferson’s death on the enslaved community there by reading accounts written by those who were enslaved at Monticello.  Ultimately, they will engage in a Socratic seminar about Thomas Jefferson’ legacy in relation to…

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Grade Level

Middle School

Type of Lesson

Document Analysis

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Joanne Howard
Summer Creek Middle School
10236 Summer Creek Drive
Crowley, TX 76036