Topic: Sciences & Technology

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Monticello Topography: Let’s Make a Mountain

An introduction to visualizing the topography of Monticello in the classroom, using the mountain on which Monticello sits to find the angle of elevation to Montalto (the adjacent...
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Red Soil & Dimensional Analysis

An exploration of ternary graphs and the science behind the red soil at Monticello, and a journey through calculations which give us a better understanding of how much...
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Math, Science, Columns!

The Math and Science Behind the Architecture of the Columns of Monticello. For this exercise, we will focus on several mathematical and scientific properties of the doric order...
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49th Annual Naturalization Keynote

In this naturalization ceremony speech at Monticello, Coca-Cola Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Muhtar Kent reflects on Jefferson’s drive to make things better and encourages the new...
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A New Universal History of Arts and Sciences

This image is from A New and Universal History of the Arts and Sciences, shewing their Origins, Progress, Theory, Use and Practice, and Exhibiting the Invention, Structure, Improvement,...
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Benjamin Franklin

This image depicts Benjamin Franklin during his time as U.S. minister to France from 1778 to 1785. Franklin was renowned for his scientific inventions, broad learning, and charm....
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Benjamin Franklin

This image of Benjamin Franklin was first painted during his time as U.S. minister to France. Franklin helped negotiate the critical alliance that brought French aid to the...
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Benjamin Rush

This portrait of Benjamin Rush of Philadelphia was done by the American painter, Charles Willson Peale. The painting depicts Rush, who was an author, physician, statesman, and social...
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Benjamin Rush

This is a portrait of Benjamin Rush, a delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Trained as a physician, Rush...
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Compass

A pocket compass like this one was indispensable to white explorers who sought to find their way through uncharted western territories. Lewis and Clark each had his own...