- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Before beginning, think about what you know of Thomas Jefferson. What would you consider his most important achievement?
- What important document did Thomas Jefferson write?
- What university did he start?
- What was the name of his plantation?
- After attending the College of William and Mary, what did Jefferson do?
In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote that all men are created equal. Do you think that, as a slave owner, he practiced what he preached?
Write in Jefferson's occupations during these years.
Learn more about Thomas Jefferson by spending a day in his life. Go to A Day in the Life at http://www.monticello.org/jefferson/dayinlife/sunrise/home.html. As you visit each of the sites about his life, take notes for use as background in an original story.
Write a short fictional story about a child living at Monticello in Jefferson's time.