Understanding the Roles of Thomas Jefferson

Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10334

Thomas Jefferson was what we call a Founding Father. He was one of the men who "created" the United States. He had a lot of jobs, or roles, so let's study him with videos and a cool online project!

categories

United States

subject
History
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Lion, Otter
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

Are you an athlete? A student? An inventor? The President? Probably not, but what roles do you and other people play in life? Can people have more than one role? Let’s explore!

A role is a part you play, or a part that someone has in an activity.

You might be a student, a son, a daughter, a swimmer, a Boy or Girl Scout, or even a soccer player. Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States, but he also had other roles in life that had an impact on American History.

In this lesson, you will explore the roles of Thomas Jefferson. You will read A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson by David A. Adler, but first let’s look at how to take notes on a circle map.

1. Use the Graphic Organizer - Circle Map to take notes about Thomas Jefferson.

  • Print a copy of the Circle Map from the Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar.
  • In the center circle, write "Roles of Thomas Jefferson."
  • You will write or draw things you learn from the video in Step #2 of this section.
  • A suggested answer key can be found on Understanding the Roles of Thomas Jefferson Notes and Answer Key from the Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar.
  • Watch the How Do You Use a Circle Map? video below to learn how to use a circle map before reading along with A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson by David A. Adler in Step #2.

 

2. Watch and listen to A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson by David A. Adler below.

  • Take notes by writing words or drawing pictures about the roles and contributions of Mr. Jefferson.
  • Pause the video when you need to write, and you can always watch it more than once:

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