Topic: Language Arts

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I Cannot Live Without Books

Thomas Jefferson stated he couldn’t live without books. Slaves were discouraged or forbidden to read and write. How does education = liberty?...
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Jefferson Timeline

What were the important events in the life of Thomas Jefferson?
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Know Your Rights Using Primary Sources: Listing your own grievances

Students will be working in pairs examining three primary sources -listing the grievances in the Declaration of Independence, the individual rights listed in the U.S. Bill of Rights...
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Learning & Liberty: Painting Puzzle

You and your team have been asked to uncover the hidden meanings in the painting, Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences. But the trick is, you each have...
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Letter to the Editor

You live in Virginia as threats of Civil War loom. You have been researching the issues for and against slavery. It has inspired you to write a letter...
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New School Challenge

You get to create a new school! Thomas Jefferson did that when he founded the University of Virginia. Create a promotional poster that answers the following: How is...
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Patriot or Tory?

Were the American colonists justified in resisting British policies and breaking away from the rule of Great Britain? To help you make up your own mind, read selected...
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Present-Day Parlor Portrait Pix

Monticello, Jeffersons home, is a reflection and a metaphor of Thomas Jeffersons life. Throughout his home, Jefferson displays numerous portraits of influential and inspiring people. In his parlor,...
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Say What?

Throughout history, how have messages effectively communicated ideas?
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The Louisiana Purchase

Was the Thomas Jefferson a successful president?