Thomas Jefferson’s Presidency Character Collage Activity

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Overwhelmed by the New Republic? Try creating a character collage with your students on Thomas Jefferson’s presidency. Engage your students in with a reading activity, Doodle Notes, and character collage. Avoid the lecture – let students learn for themselves or in a group as they create a character collage on Thomas Jefferson.

Your purchase includes:
– A lesson plan that guides you through the activity
– Word Wall Terms to teach vocabulary terms
– Fist List Vocabulary Activity
– Preview activity using the song “The Election of 1800” from the musical Hamilton
– Informational text on the Thomas Jefferson’s presidency including: the election of 1800, the 12th Amendment, the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark ExpeditionMarbury v. Madison, the Embargo Act, the war with the Barbary Pirates, and the Hamilton and Burr duel.
– Doodle Notes on Jefferson’s presidency
– Step by step directions for your students to create a character collage (either in a group or independently)
– Teacher checklist and rubric for the Thomas Jefferson character collage

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2019 US History TEKS for 8th Grade
(5) History. The student understands the challenges confronted by the government and its leaders in the early years of the republic and the Age of Jackson. The student is expected to:

(A) describe major domestic problems faced by the leaders of the new republic, including maintaining national security, creating a stable economic system, and setting up the court system;

(E) identify the foreign policies of presidents Washington through Monroe

(6) History. The student understands westward expansion and its effects on the political, economic, and social development of the nation. The student is expected to:

(B) analyze the westward growth of the nation, including the Louisiana Purchase and Manifest Destiny;

(29) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:

(A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about the United States;

(B) analyze information by applying absolute and relative chronology through sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;

(C) organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps;


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