Sea of Liberty
(Launching February 17, 2014)
A new interactive, online tool for teaching the power of Thomas Jefferson’s ideas. This website allows teachers and students the opportunity to explore and create digital projects with documents, letters, and images related to ideas of liberty, freedom, and self-governance. Explore today!
Learn with Homer
(Available starting February 6, 2014)
A new, free iPad app to engage children, ages 3-7, in the story of America’s Founding Fathers. Developed by Monticello and Learn with Homer, an award-winning digital literacy platform, the app takes young children on a virtual field trip to Monticello, where they will learn about America’s 3rd President, his home, and his many accomplishments.
"Age of Jefferson" Massive Open Online Course
(Starting February 17, 2014)
A free online, six-week course developed by the University of Virginia and Monticello and led by Peter Onuf, a leading scholar of Jefferson and the early American republic. Participants will learn not only why Jefferson’s legacy is essential to understanding global history, but also why UNESCO has designated Monticello and the University of Virginia as a World Heritage Site. Register today on Coursera or iTunes U!
A really cool virtual tour of the house with 3-D models, animations, and details on people, spaces, and places.
Experience the range of Jefferson's interests through a typical twenty-four hours of his retirement at Monticello.
- School Fieldtrips
Learn about the three great ways to take a school field trip to Monticello.
- Monticello Classroom
An online resource for upper elementary and middle school students with short bios and reports, images, activities and lesson plans.
- Self-guided Resources
Download a suggested self-guided itinerary sheet to help plan your class visit.
- Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia
Hundreds of Jefferson-related articles for a high-school level and above.
- Jefferson Documents and Quotes
A guide to some excellent online collections of his writings and manuscripts.
- Lewis and Clark Study Resource
A collection of essays, activities, and background information created by Monticello staff for the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
- Exploring Monticello: A Guide for Young Learners (PDF format)
See Monticello through the eyes of Jefferson's granddaughter Cornelia.
- Barringer Research Fellowship for Teachers of American History
A two-week fellowship for teachers to work on Jefferson-specific projects.
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