Thomas Jefferson was an inventor, a violinist, a farmer, a diplomat,
an architect, an author, and the third president of the United States. Spend
a day in the life of this talented man. Grade
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.
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