Topic: U.S. History

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Six Degrees of Separation (from England)

It is said that every person in this world is no more than six steps away – via introduction – from any other individual. Can events prior to...
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Stepping Stones to the American Revolution

Was the American Revolutionary War an event that the colonists and British Parliaments had to participate in to achieve the true ideas of liberty and independence?
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The debate over the Assumption Plan and the Bank of the United States: Why did Jefferson disagree with Hamilton?

What are the components of a successful economy? How does an economic system deal with debt? Students will evaluate Jefferson’s ideas about how the early economic system of...
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The Earth is for the Living

Thomas Jefferson thought the Constitution should have had a “sunset clause” allowing each generation to rewrite it to keep the Spirit of 1776 alive. In your group, decide...
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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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The Louisiana Purchase

Was the Thomas Jefferson a successful president?
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The Sea was Boisterous that Day- Using Essential Questions to Bridge History

Essential questions (EQ’s) can be a tool for connecting the past to the present. In this Challenge, you will be asked to link an image/document from Americas revolutionary...
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THE WORLD AND WORK OF JEFFERSON

CAN YOU CREATE A SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE THAT SHOWCASES THE WORLD JEFFERSON WAS INFLUENCED BY AND THE WORLD HE ALTERED? DO YOU THINK YOU CAN MAKE JEFFERSON KNOWN...
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Thomas Jefferson

Why is Thomas Jefferson famous today? What are some important things he did in his lifetime?
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Timely Matter

Was the news spread throughout the Thirteen Colonies in a timely matter, and what implications might that have to the American Revolution?