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Thomas Jefferson for Kids : His Life and Times with 21 Activities - Brandon Marie Miller

Thomas Jefferson for Kids

His Life and Times with 21 Activities


Published: 1st September 2011
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Drawing heavily from the original letters and papers of Thomas Jefferson and his contemporaries, this resource chronicles the world of the Founding Father who wrote the Declaration of Independence. From his early critiques of the colonial policies of Great Britain and King George III to his governmental roles as the first secretary of state, the minister to France, and the third president of the United States, Jefferson’s groundbreaking achievements are described in historical context. The contradictions in Jefferson’s character—most notably the fact that he owned 600 slaves in his lifetime despite penning the immortal phrase "all men are created equal"—are also explored, giving kids a full picture of this skilled politician. Creative activities that invite children to experience Jefferson's colonial America include designing a Palladian window, building a simple microscope, painting a “buffalo robe,” and dancing a reel.

"Bold in the pursuit of knowledge": Play "The royal game of the goose" ; Plot a map ; Dance a reel -- "His majesty has no right": Design a Palladian window ; Grow a plant from a cutting ; Make fresh grape juice -- "In open rebellion": -- Create a Declaration of Independence word search ; Build a model solar system ; Keep track on an "Ivory notebook" -- An American in Paris: Organize your library like Mr. Jefferson ; Make a simple microscope ; Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian? Make a classical column ; Bake a macaroni (and cheese) pie -- "The hated occupations of politics": Weaving ; Draw a floor plan and elevation ; Paint a buffalo robe ; Paint a compass rose -- "By which I most wish to be remembered": Observe the weather ; Gather a leaf collection ; Design a peace medal ; Play a word game ; Dab a theorem painting.

ISBN: 9781569769423
ISBN-10: 1569769427
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st September 2011
Publisher: Chicago Review Press