Topic: Monticello House & Gardens

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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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Alcove of the South Square Room

The South Square Room often served as a classroom for Jefferson's grandchildren.
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Beer Cellar at Monticello

Jefferson kept beer, often made by slave Peter Hemings, in rooms like this in Monticello’s basement....
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Breakfast with the Madisons

Artist G.B. McIntosh imagines breakfast at Monticello with James and Dolley Madison as guests. Seen in the picture are: enslaved child Israel Gillette, age 12 carrying in food;...
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Building Monticello

Artist G. B. McIntosh imagines what it might have looked like to build Monticello....
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Camera Obscura

This camera obscura, which produces an inverted image on glass plate, was used by Jefferson’s grandchildren as an aid in drawing and possibly in making silhouettes....
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Campeachy Chair

Campeachy Chair
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Cornelia’s Monticello Floor Plan

Cornelia Jefferson Randolph drew this plan of Monticello's first floor listing where many of the furnishings were placed....
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Door from the "Cuddy" to the Dome Room

According to their letters, Jefferson’s granddaughters used the space in the attic of the west front pediment as a private space, calling it their “cuddy.”...