Topic: People Profiles

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Bust of Thomas Jefferson

Bust of Thomas Jefferson created by the French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon in 1789.
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Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Sully

Painting of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Sully
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‘Edgehill’ portrait of Thomas Jefferson

Painting of Thomas Jefferson by Gilbert Stuart
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Enslavement and the Enslaved at Monticello

In this lesson, lives of enslaved people living at Monticello will be explored, analyzed, and documented by students. Enslaved people such as Sally Hemings and her family, along...
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A Deplorable Entanglement: Picturing Race and Gender at Monticello

Students will use image and document analysis to gain an understanding of slave life in general, slave life specifically at Monticello, and how the concepts of race and...

Brief Biography of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was an incredible man. He is famous for writing the Declaration of Independence and for being the third president of the United States. Jefferson was also a gardener, father, designer and thinker, who believed in the rights of men.Early YearsJefferson’s early years helped shape his life. He was born April 13, 1743 at…

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Thomas Jefferson

Copy of a portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale; copy by James L. Dick.
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Travelin’ TJ

Help Thomas Jefferson see the modern world! Print out and color an image of Travelin’ TJ. Then take a picture of him next to: a national or local...
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Lansdowne Portrait of George Washington

This portrait of George Washington was painted in 1796 by Gilbert Stuart. Known as the Landsdowne portrait, it is one of the most famous images of the first...
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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...