For Teachers

School Fieldtrips
Learn how your students can experience history firsthand.

Sea of Liberty website - Launching February 17, 2014
primary sources about liberty, create digital projects, showcase student work, and make history with this new online resource for students and teacher.

Monticello Classroom
An online resource for upper elementary and middle school students with short bios and reports, images, activities and lesson plans.

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 such as lesson plans, curricular units, resource packets, or syllabus outlines.

More Classroom Resources




I'm a first grade teacher in Roswell, Georgia. We are beginning our social studies unit on Thomas Jefferson and was hoping to Skype with someone at Monticello to help spark some extra enthusiasm and interest about Jefferson with our first graders. Is there someone who can Skype with us from Monticello? My email address is


What better way for students to learn about Thomas Jefferson than visiting his "little mountain"? The Monticello Education Department has great study tours for students, and teachers can download a program directly from this page.

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