President Thomas Jefferson: What Were His Real Beliefs? Great Station Work!
This lesson is part of the "Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe" Unit Plan, located here:
Jefferson, Madison, Monroe Unit Plan! 12 fun lessons for Jeffersonian America!
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In this highly-engaging and Common Core focused activity, students assess Thomas Jefferson's beliefs and evaluate 8 sources to determine if he qualifies as a hypocrite.
Students analyze a variety of Jefferson's beliefs to understand where he stands as an individual, then students analyze 8 sources from a variety of perspectives to see where he stands!
Students learn about his role in the Louisiana Purchase, his view on African Americans and Slavery, his dilemma in writing the Declaration of Independence, views from within his cabinet, and much more! This resource includes a paper in-class version and a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroom. Just follow the included instructions for how to access the Google version, then share the resource through Google or assign via Google Classroom. This will allow students to type directly into the document!
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