Topic: Jefferson's Gadgets

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Recreation of Jefferson’s Wheel Cipher

A recreation of the Wheel Cipher Jefferson described in an undated manuscript.
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Recreation of Wheel Cipher Disassembled

This image shows how the disks of the Wheel Cipher were numbered.
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Thomas Jefferson’s World: Movie Guide for Middle School Classrooms

A resource guide geared towards middle school classrooms, designed to accompany the 20-minute film Thomas Jefferson’s World...
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‘Turning Machine’ for holding clothes

Conjectural drawing of a rotating clothing rack in Jefferson’s closet that was commented on by more than one visitor to Monticello....
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Accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson

An Overview of the Man
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Be an Inspector Gadget!

Jefferson’s Gadgets and Innovations and How They Apply Today...
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Design and Gadgets

Jefferson’s mind was always busy. He had wonderful ideas for using space, light and time. He loved to design and add things to Monticello “with a greater eye to convenience.”  

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Drawing of Moldboard of Least Resistance

This drawing by Jefferson shows some of his calculations for his new moldboard
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Exploring Monticello: A Guide for Young People

Students will explore Monticello through A Guide for Young People.  Students will build their knowledge based on an anticipation guide, information within the guide, and guided discussions with...
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Exploring Monticello: A Guide for Young People

An illustrated brochure developed for younger visitors to Monticello.  Includes fun and interesting facts about Jefferson and his plantation, and introduces members of Jefferson's family and the enslaved community through their daily activities and work.