Thomas Jefferson for Kids

Thomas Jefferson for Kids

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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.This mechanical, movahle model of the solar system highlighted Enlightenment thin/einga€”the universe worleed in a rational order hased on nature a#39;s laws. ... 2- inch diameter 1 Styrofoam ball, 4-inch diameter 1 Styrofoam ball, 3-inch diameter Ruler 4a#39;/2-inch Styrofoam ring Rubber band Using a ... Use a drawing compass to make a 3-inch circle on the cardboard or hold the 3-inch ball on the cardboard.

Title:Thomas Jefferson for Kids
Author:Brandon Marie Miller
Publisher:Chicago Review Press - 2011-09-01


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