Topic: People Profiles

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School Lessons in the South Square Room

The South Square Room at Monticello was used as a family sitting room as well as a classroom for Jefferson's grandchildren. People in the picture:  Martha Jefferson Randolph,...
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Septimia Anne Randolph Meikleham

1845 Painting of Septimia
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Septimia Anne Randolph Meikleham, Jeffersons granddaughter

Septimia was born in 1814 at Monticello. Her mother was Martha Jefferson Randolph. Her father was Thomas Mann Randolph. Septimia was Thomas Jefferson’s seventh and youngest granddaughter. Her family often called her "Tim". After her grandfather died, Septimia went with her mother to Boston. They lived at the home of her sister, Ellen. Septimia attended…

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The Lives & Experiences of Enslaved Laborers at Monticello

Students will become more knowledgeable and empathetic of enslaved people living at Monticello under Thomas Jefferson. Students will study primary source accounts and interact with a virtual map...
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Thomas Jefferson Randolph

Portrait of Jefferson’s grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, by Charles Willson Peale...
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Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Jefferson’s grandson

Thomas Jefferson Randolph was born in 1792 at Monticello. He was the oldest son of Martha Jefferson Randolph and Thomas Mann Randolph. He was named for his grandfather, Thomas Jefferson. His family called him "Jeff". When he was fifteen years old, Jeff Randolph was sent to school in Philadelphia. He studied science and history. Jeff…

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Thomas Jefferson’s World: Movie Guide for Middle and High School Classrooms (I)

A resource guide for designed for middle and high school classrooms, created to accompany the film THOMAS JEFFERSON’S WORLD...
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Thomas Jefferson’s World: Movie Guide for Middle and High School Classrooms (II)

A resource guide for designed for middle and high school classrooms, created to accompany the film THOMAS JEFFERSON’S WORLD...
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Virginia Jefferson Randolph Trist, Jeffersons granddaughter

In 1801, Virginia was born at Monticello. Her mother was Martha Jefferson Randolph. Her father was Thomas Mann Randolph. Virginia spent much of her childhood at Monticello. She enjoyed being with her grandfather, Thomas Jefferson. Virginia wrote that her grandfather, "would gather fruit for us." Virginia married Nicholas Philip Trist. He was the grandson of…

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Who was Thomas Jefferson? Exploring the Many Facets of Thomas Jefferson

As an introduction to Thomas Jefferson, students will discover the many facets of his life beyond being the author of The Declaration of Independence. Using primary sources, internet...