Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello: A Virtual Field Trip

Two years ago during Spring Break, my wife and I took a trip to the East Coast to visit family. During the trip, we were able to make it down to Virginia to see Thomas Jefferson’s magnificent home atop a hill with a view of miles and miles. There is much written about Thomas Jefferson and the home that he designed there at Monticello. The home is well over two hundred years old and shows some signs of wear, but it has been preserved quite well by a dedicated organization devoted to keeping this piece of American history alive and well.

I took many pictures while I was there and I showed them to the class today, along with tidbits of information related to Jefferson’s connection with Lewis and Clark, as in there would have been no Lewis and Clark Expedition had there not been a Thomas Jefferson. And if there had been no Lewis and Clark, our school might be going by the name of Public School No. 45.

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About Mr. Colvin

I'm a retired elementary teacher (classroom and music) who taught at Lewis and Woodmere elementary schools in SE Portland. I like to teach, play guitar, take photos, and ride my bike.
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