Learn how your students can experience history firsthand.
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
- Jefferson's Canon of Conduct and Suggested Classroom Activities (PDF format)
- Suggested Study Topics (PDF format)
- Barringer Research Fellowships for Teachers of American History
- Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Seminar for Teachers