Everyone’s A Critic: Declaration opponents
SKILL: How do you write a review? CONTENT: How was the Declaration of Independence perceived by those loyal to the British? Students will read British philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s “Short Review...
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?...
What were the important events in the life of Thomas Jefferson?
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 (creating one...
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 a different...
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 to the...
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 your school...
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 documents from...
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, he displays...
Throughout history, how have messages effectively communicated ideas?