Topic: Agriculture & Farming

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Tobacco Label

Tobacco labels appeared on packages of tobacco or snuff. Within a decade of Virginia’s founding, tobacco was the colony’s major export. This label reflects stereotypes about the enslaved...
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Tobacco Leaves

Leaves of tobacco plants growing at Monticello in 2002.  Tobacco was Monticello's main cash crop until the 1790s....
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We’ve Totally Been Here – A look at Five Visitors to Monticello Throughout Five Different Time Periods in American History

Lesson Overview: This lesson looks at visitors to Monticello during five different time periods throughout Thomas Jefferson’s life. The lesson gives students an idea of travel to Monticello,...
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Wheat and Rye

In the 1790s, Jefferson began growing wheat and other grains at Monticello instead of tobacco....
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Who was Thomas Jefferson? Exploring the Many Facets of Thomas Jefferson

As an introduction to Thomas Jefferson, students will discover the many facets of his life beyond being the author of The Declaration of Independence. Using primary sources, internet...