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Hamilton in Monticello: Are you a fan of Hamilton the Musical? Interested in learning more about the history behind it? Thomas Jefferson figures prominently in the musical and the Hamilton story. Click on the image below to find out how Monticello ties in with events from Hamilton the Musical, using actual lyrics from the play.


Kahoot quizzesMonticello Kahoot Quizzes
Do you use Kahoot in the classroom? We have created some Jefferson and Monticello related quizzes to help you gauge student learning - either pre-visit or when you are studying Jefferson in the classroom!

Monticello Explorer
A really cool virtual tour of the house with 3-D models, animations, and details on people, spaces, and places.

Exploring Monticello: A Guide for Young Learners

Download this guide and see Monticello through the eyes of Jefferson's granddaughter Cornelia.

A Day in the Life of Thomas Jefferson

Experience the range of Jefferson's interests through a typical twenty-four hours of his retirement at Monticello.  

"Age of Jefferson" Massive Open Online Course
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.   Available on Coursera and iTunes.

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