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Launching Presidents' Day Weekend 2014

Sea of Liberty — for middle and high school teachers and students

Talented teachers from across the world gathered at Monticello over three years to help create— an 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!

Generous support for this project was provided by The Coca-Cola Foundation.



Learn with Homer — for children ages 3-7

"One of the most comprehensive apps for teaching reading…" - The New York Times on the “Learn with Homer” App

Monticello and Learn with Homer, an award-winning digital literacy platform, have collaborated to launch a new, free, iPad app to engage children in the story of America’s Founding Fathers. The co-authored lesson on Thomas Jefferson 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.  Using images and assets available exclusively from Monticello’s collections, Homer’s fun-filled field trip gives families across the globe a rare glimpse into one of America’s most famous homes.  Starting February 6th, 2014, the lesson is available through free download on the the App Store for iPad.  You may also visit the Learn with Homer website for more President's Day learning activities.


"Age of Jefferson" Massive Open Online Course — for anyone, anywhere

Inspired by Jefferson’s legacy in public education, the University of Virginia and Monticello are launching their first collaborative Massive Open Online Course, providing a unique opportunity for anyone, anywhere, to learn about the “Age of Jefferson.” Peter Onuf, a leading scholar of Jefferson and the early American republic, will lead this free, online six-week course. 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!


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