Topic: American Revolution

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George Washington

Line engraving of George Washington's profile
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Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence — For ELD Students

Using a powerpoint lecture with language sheltering techniques, students learn about Enlightenment thinkers' beliefs that inspired the Declaration of Independence, analyze the Declaration's most famous part (in its...
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Jefferson and the Enlightenment

What does his gravestone say about him?
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Jefferson’s International Relevance: The Declaration of Independence

In this lesson, students will discuss the idea of globalization existing, not as a late twentieth century phenomenon, but as a process taking place as early as the...
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Lafayette

Copy of a bust of Lafayette created by Jean-Antoine Houdon
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Surrender of Lord Cornwallis

Surrender of Lord Cornwallis by John Trumbull. Image courtesy the Architect of the Capitol....
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The Liberty of the Whole Earth

Thomas Jefferson and French and Haitian Revolutions
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Thomas Jefferson’s World: Movie Guide for Middle and High School Classrooms (I)

A resource guide for designed for middle and high school classrooms, created to accompany the film THOMAS JEFFERSON’S WORLD...
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Thomas Jefferson’s World: Movie Guide for Middle and High School Classrooms (II)

A resource guide for designed for middle and high school classrooms, created to accompany the film THOMAS JEFFERSON’S WORLD...
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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,...