Shaping the World: Conversations on Democracy
Fifth grade students from Brookneal Elementary School have taken up the challenge to learn more about these two extraordinary men. The students will inquire into their early life and career as lawyers, how they became acquainted with one another, their reactions to the Stamp Act and the Boston Tea Party, Henry’s “give me liberty, or give me death” speech, their role as war time Governors, their issues and concerns once independence was won, and what they see as the future of the 13 United States of America.
Jefferson and Peale engage in conversation prompted by eighth grade students from Woodrow Wilson Middle school. Interview questions range from science, art, archaeology, natural history, inventions and gadgets, music, politics, family, public education and American Independence.
Gregarious Dolley will exert her grace and charm on Mr. Jefferson and students from Natural Bridge Elementary School as they converse on topics from Jefferson ’s presidency to the society of Washington City to “The great little Madison ” as Dolley once referred to her husband.
Students from Appomattox Middle School confront these two men, seeking to find answers that give us insight into their lives, their roles in the American Revolution and the new government, and into the dark days known as The Burr Conspiracy.
Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon Bonaparte are interviewed by students from Amherst Middle School. Among other things, their answers explore the roles of democratic principles and dictatorship.
In this interchange between Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the men, their opinions on a variety of democratic issues, their views on women and slavery, Washington's Presidency and their innovative farming practices on their plantations.
In this program Thomas Jefferson, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and their vice presidential running mates present their credentials and platform for consideration for the highest offices in the United States. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the men, the campaign and the issues at the time.
In this program, Meriwether Lewis reports to President Thomas Jefferson on the success of the westward expedition. Students have the opportunity to learn more about the extraordinary journey into what Jefferson called the "Mysterious West".
In this interchange between Jefferson and Lafayette, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the men and their opinions on a variety of democratic issues, their work on the American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and their views and concerns for their respective countries.
In this interchange between Jefferson and Adams students will have the opportunity to learn more about the men, and their differing opinions on a variety of democratic issues, their work on the Declaration of Independence, the election of 1800, their roles as ambassadors abroad, their tenure as Presidents residing in the White House, and their views and concerns for the country.