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University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Lisa Reilly (Project Director: March 2017 to present)

Thomas Jefferson: The Public and Private Worlds of Monticello and the University of Virginia

A two-week institute for thirty school teachers on Thomas Jefferson and community life at Monticello and the University of Virginia.

This project seeks to bring K-12 schoolteachers together with some of the foremost scholars on Thomas Jefferson in a two week-long institute during the summer of 2018. This Institute will provide teachers with an onsite introduction to Thomas Jefferson's writings, architecture, and other evidence of material culture with the goal of establishing a fuller and more complex narrative of the life of not only Jefferson, but of those who inhabited the Monticello and University communities. By reading for themselves the evidence that can inform our understanding of Jefferson and his private and public realms, participants will be better equipped to teach the process of reading and understanding primary sources, both textual and material, and how to evaluate them within a larger historical context.

Project fields:
Architecture; U.S. History

Institutes for School Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$157,956 (approved)
$157,956 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 12/31/2019