I {Heart} Thomas Jefferson

This past weekend, I was granted the incredible opportunity to go to Charlottesville, VA for a weekend seminar with Teaching American History on Thomas Jefferson, which included some time at Monticello, my third favorite home of a Founder. It also didn’t hurt that UVA was in the Final Four and won that Saturday! Let me start […]

A Case for Reading The Whole Document- Letter From A Birmingham Jail

  Documents used: Letter to Martin Luther King A Group of Clergyman (1963) Required Document: Letter from a Birmingham City Jail (1963) (Annotations) Background documents (if you have time or students are lacking background) What the Black Man Wants Frederick Douglass (1865) Nonviolence and Jim Crow Bayard Rustin (1942) I originally did this lesson with […]