Thomas Jefferson Foundation

Personal Morals vs. Political Moves Document Based Essay

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Was Thomas Jefferson a hypocrite? Tackle this question with primary source analysis and an essay. The packet includes historical background, a writing prompt, a combined outline and checklist, and ten primary documents paired with...
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Written Document Analysis

For Students 6th - 12th
In this primary source analysis instructional activity, students examine types of written documents and respond to 6 analysis questions about them.
Lesson Plan
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What Is an "Inquiry Lesson"?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students complete inquiry projects. In this historical perspectives activity, students conduct their own research on topical historical questions their instructors suggest. Students then locate historical evidence and analyze it to learn...