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U.S. President: Thomas Jefferson
These sites provide research opportunities, writing activities, and interactive guides related to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. Includes information on his home, Monticello, as well as his life and times. Included are eThemes Resources on U.S. Presidents and Historical Documents: The Declaration of Independence.
Use this site for student research. Articles on Jefferson's life, Lewis and Clark, Monticello and the Declaration of Independence are given. A Teacher section as well as a virtual tour of the house is included.
Students research Thomas Jefferson and what life was like during his time. A link to "A Day in the Life" website is given. Students then write an original short story about a child living at Monticello.
In this activity, students will learn about the numerous accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson and what he chose to place in his epitaph. Students will discuss Jefferson's accomplishments and write an original epitaph.
These sites have biographies of the presidents of the United States and their wives. Includes information about election trivia, debates, and inaugural addresses, plus some online games. There are links to eThemes Resources on the executive branch and several individual presidents
Read Thomas Jefferson's drafts and final version of the Declaration of Independence and see an image of the original document. Includes biographies on the signers, plus paintings that depict the scene. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on the Revolutionary War where you can learn about the events that led up to the signing.