Thomas Jefferson's Life
Young scholars read, "Meet Thomas Jefferson" and take index card notes on his life and accomplishments. They organize the notes, write a rough draft of a biography of Thomas Jefferson and then type a final copy using Student Writing Center.
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The Corps of Discovery: The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Don't miss this fantastic comprehensive lesson plan on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, packed with instructional guidance, worksheets, map work, informational texts, and secondary source materials.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Socratic Seminar : A Declaration of Independence
Fifth graders discuss two documents written by Thomas Jefferson. In this Thomas Jefferson instructional activity, 5th graders analyze the preamble to the Declaration of Independence and a run away slave ad. They participate in a Socratic...
5th Social Studies & History
Cast of Personalities - The Louisiana Purchase
The origins of the state of Arkansas are the focus of this history lesson. Elementary schoolers to high schoolers identify persons associated with the development of the state from the very first European contact to statehood in 1836....
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence
Learners examine readings and symbols to learn about the War of Independence and Thomas Jefferson. In this War of Independence lesson, students explore the role of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration for Independence. Learners answer...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Life in a Box - Thomas Jefferson
Fourth graders study articles that reveal information about Thomas Jefferson. In this primary source lesson, 4th graders use the articles in the box to identify Thomas Jefferson. Students explain why these documents led them to Jefferson.
4th Social Studies & History
Alexander Hamilton and the Roots of Federalism
Explore the origin of political parties in the United States. Learners work in groups to read and analyze copies of the "Report on Manufactures" written by Alexander Hamilton. Then, they complete a worksheet comparing the Federalists to...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Life of a Child Living at Monticello and a Quaker Village
Students study the life of a child living at Thomas Jefferson's home of Monticello contrasted to the life of child living on a Quaker settlement. In this early Virginia history lesson, students read background information about the life...
4th - 7th English Language Arts
Getting to Know Thomas Jefferson
Students discuss the contributions of Thomas Jefferson. In this American history lesson students watch a Power Point presentation on Thomas Jefferson. They investigate the pictures in the presentation. The focus in the lesson is how the...
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History