AboutExploring Monticello takes students into Thomas Jefferson’s home, a virtual laboratory for all kinds of ideas. Thomas Jefferson is best known for authoring the Declaration of Independence and becoming the third President of the United States, but he also had a great love for innovations which made him one of America’s first great scientists. This LIVE interactive streaming field trip gives students the opportunity to experience scientific discovery within the context of history, and to consider the creative process inherent in making something new and innovative.
Discussion Questions (These are the questions in the Kahoot and Quizizz, if you prefer to use them without the interactives.)
- What does the Great Clock use for power?
- What is the name of the copy device with two pens?
- How big were Jefferson's gardens, end to end?
- What did Native Americans use the sweet corn for primarily?
- Where did William Clark find the mastodon bones on display in Jefferson's Great
- When did Jefferson make the Louisiana Purchase?
For additional educational resources visit the Monticello Educator website.
- American Graduate, a program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting