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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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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An Architectural Revolutionary

Thomas Jefferson Forges A National Idenity Through Enlightened Design
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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...
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Thomas Jefferson’s World: Movie Guide for AP High School and College Classrooms

A resource guide designed for advanced placement high school and college classrooms, created to accompany the film THOMAS JEFFERSON’S WORLD...
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Accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson

An Overview of the Man
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Aerial of Monticello Mountain

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Alcove of the South Square Room

The South Square Room often served as a classroom for Jefferson's grandchildren.
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All-weather Passage

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