Topic: Agriculture & Farming

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Jefferson’s Farm Book, Page 51

Farm Book, 1774-1824, "Ration lists for 1796," page 51, by Thomas Jefferson.  Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts.  Massachusetts Historical Society....
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Jefferson’s Farm Book, Page 52

Farm Book, 1774-1824, "Clothes 1796" and "Bread list May 1797," page 52, by Thomas Jefferson.  Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts.  Massachusetts Historical Society....
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Jefferson’s Farm Book, Page 54

Farm Book, 1774-1824, "Roll of the negroes taken in 1783," page 24, by Thomas Jefferson.  Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts.  Massachusetts Historical Society....
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Jefferson’s Gardens: A Landscape of Opportunities / Instructions for the Unit

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...
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Jefferson’s Gardens: A Landscape of Opportunities / Introduction to Project-Based Learning for this Unit

This unit will provide information on project-based learning and teaching strategies that will be used in the sections: Jefferson's Gardens:  A Landscape of Opportunities: A Perpetuating Flower Garden/An Experimental...
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Jefferson’s Gardens: A Landscape of Opportunities: Section 2 – An Experimental Vegetable Garden

Students will study Jefferson’s concept of microclimate and water conservation at Monticello and they are given the opportunity to monitor their observations of  growing their own vegetable (a...
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Jefferson’s Gardens: A Landscape of Opportunities: Section 1 – A Perpetuating Flower Garden

Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the breadth and depth of the planning involved in the gardens at Monticello and the continual care to assure that...
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Jefferson’s Gardens: A Landscape of Opportunities: Section 3 – Creating Personal Space for Self-Reflection

Students will understand Jefferson's use of landscape to create both beauty and privacy; the architectural features of his homes at Monticello and summer retreat, Poplar Forest, for solitude, and...
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Jefferson’s Map of Charlottesville and Milton

Jefferson's survey map showing the Monticello plantation and its relation of the towns of Charlottesville and Milton. Image courtesy Special Collections, University of Virginia Library....
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Map of Carolina

This 1732 map shows English claims in the southeastern part of North America. South Carolina land-holders received royal permission, or a charter, from the British crown in 1663...