Social Studies - 2017-18

VS.6b - Ideas of Mason and Jefferson

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role of Virginia in the establishment of the new American nation by

b)  identifying the ideas of George Mason and Thomas Jefferson as expressed in the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom.

Bloom's Level: Understand

Adopted: 2008

BIG IDEAS

Ideas are powerful.

Our understanding of rights and freedoms has changed over the years.


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom provided significant rights.


What key ideas of the Virginia Declaration of Rights are included in the Constitution of the United States of America?

What key ideas of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom are included in the Constitution of the United States of America?

ESSENTIALS

Identify primary and secondary source documents to understand events in history. (VS.1a)

Make connections between past and present. (VS.1e)

Interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives. (VS.1g)


The Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason, states that all Virginians have many rights, including freedom of religion and freedom of the press.

The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, written by Thomas Jefferson, states that all people should be free to worship as they please.

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 02, 2016