Social Studies - 2019-20

1.2b - Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence

The student will demonstrate knowledge of Virginia history by describing important events and people in the history of the Commonwealth, including

b) famous Virginians, such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who helped form a new nation.

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

Places and people change over time.

Every person is important and special.

One person can make a difference.

Knowing what people did in the past can help us make good decisions today.

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Many people and events contributed to Virginia history.

ESSENTIALS

Many different people and events helped shape Virginia’s history.

People to know

  • Thomas Jefferson: He was born in Virginia. He was the third president of the United States. He was a leader who helped develop a new country.

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 23, 2018