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 helped to create the United States. Discover the many jobs, or roles, he had.


United States

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

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • Are you an athlete? A student? An inventor? The President?
  • Probably not, but what roles do you and others 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 impacted American history.

Explore the roles of Thomas Jefferson in this lesson!

As you learn, take notes on the Graphic Organizer - Circle Map, found under the Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar.

If you need a review on how to use s circle map, watch the video below.

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To get started, write "Roles of Thomas Jefferson" in the center circle.

As you watch the read-along video 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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  • Did you take notes?

Great job!

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.

Continue on to the Got It? section to practice what you learned!

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