Lesson Plan - Get It!
- You may know that Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States, but did you know he also liked to design, build, and invent things?
- Do you like to design, build, and invent things?
Let’s explore and learn what you can do to change the world!
A role is a part that someone has in a family, society, or other group.
A contribution is something that someone gives or donates to a cause, or even the world. In this lesson, you will explore the impact Thomas Jefferson had on American history through his roles and contributions.
- Use the Graphic Organizer - 2 Column Chart, found under Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar, to take notes about the roles and contributions of Thomas Jefferson as you work through the lesson. Print one or two copies of the chart.
- Label one side of the chart "Roles," and label the other side "Contributions."
- You will write or draw things you learn from the videos and other resources listed below.
- A suggested answer key can be found in Analyzing the Roles and Contributions of Thomas Jefferson (Downloadable Resources).
Watch and listen to Biography of Thomas Jefferson for Kids: Meet the American President - FreeSchool, and learn all about Jefferson's early life and how he became president:
Watch Jefferson Inventions from Dianna Geers (below) to learn about some of the great things he came up with:
Before moving on, read Brief Biography Of Thomas Jefferson from Monticello Digital Classroom.
Now that you have lived with Mr. Jefferson for a while, move on to the Got It? section to complete some activities.