Topic: Monticello House & Gardens

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Jefferson’s Talents — For ELD Students

Using a few key sources (visual, written, and musical) students explore Jefferson's multiple talents and interests, culminating with the creation of a Jefferson "Pinterest" wall and gallery walk.

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West Front of Monticello

The West Front, or Nickel view, of Monticello showing its signature dome
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All-weather Passage

Food from the kitchen was brought to the Dining Room along this all-weather passage that runs below Monticello and under its L-shaped wings.
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Elk Antlers

This set of Elk Antlers is one of the few surviving natural history specimens sent back from the Lewis and Clark Expedition
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Aerial of Monticello Mountain

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Buffalo Robe in Hall

Reproduction Buffalo Robe hanging from balcony in Monticello’s Hall...
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An Architectural Revolutionary

Thomas Jefferson Forges A National Idenity Through Enlightened Design
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Monticello: Thomas Jefferson’s Autobiography

What was Thomas Jefferson’s public persona and private personality? In this lesson students will use Monticello, Jefferson’s meticulously designed home, as a primary source in their analysis and...
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Jefferson’s rough sketch of the First Monticello

This freehand elevation by Jefferson of the first version of Monticello shows the north and south bows that were added to the house ca. 1777
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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...