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Thomas Jefferson for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities (For Kids)

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An architect, statesman, farmer, and inventor, Thomas Jefferson had few equals among this nation’s founders. Left fatherless at a young age, he was a hardworking scholar who came into his own as a lawyer, landowner, and county leader. Elected to the Virginia Assembly in 1769, Jefferson became an eloquent critic of the colonial policies of Great Britain and King George III. ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Chicago Review Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Margo Tanenbaum
This new release from Chicago Review Press about Thomas Jefferson, one of the most venerated of our founding fathers, is a great addition to any school or public library, as well as ideally suited for use by home schoolers. Although many biographies of Jefferson are available for young people, this one is unique in including a variety of hands-on activities to enhance learning, from how to organize your library like Jefferson, how to observe the weather, grow a plant from a cutting, or paint a b ...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
Sep 01, 2011 Meagan Myhren-bennett rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Homeschoolers, Elementary History Teachers, Children's Libraries, Preteen readers
Recommended to Meagan by: NetGalley
Shelves: history, american

His Life and Times with 21 Activities

By Brandon Marie Miller

This is an in-depth well-written book about America’s third President Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson’s life is thoroughly covered in this book and portions of Jefferson’s books and letters as he wrote them are found throughout.

The first part of this book has a timeline of important dates throughout Jefferson’s life from his birth on April 13, 1743 to his death on July 4, 1826.

The second part is the real meat of th
Sherry Ellis
Oct 26, 2011 Sherry Ellis rated it it was amazing
Thomas Jefferson for Kids is a well-written, comprehensive biography of the third president of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence. Brandon Marie Miller does an excellent job in portraying Thomas Jefferson as a multi-faceted, complex man.

There are plenty of photographs and pictures of Thomas Jefferson, his home, and the people who influenced his life and times. Especially interesting, are photographs of letters that Thomas Jefferson had penned with his own hand.

A nice
Char Hight
Apr 17, 2015 Char Hight rated it really liked it
Personal Thoughts:

Nice book. I would have liked to see more color throughout the book. It would be easy to loose interest because of it. This is a great resource for teachers!! The beginning of the book has a timeline of Thomas Jefferson's life. It includes fun activities for each chapter. There are great resources in the back of the book that include other sources for information, a bibliography, and index. This book is organized chronologically.

Classroom Use:

Recommended grade 3-6
Unit on Presi
Aadel Bussinger
Dec 15, 2011 Aadel Bussinger rated it it was ok
When I received my copy of Thomas Jefferson for Kids to review, I had high hopes of an engaging story with activities to coincide. While this book is an awesome resource to use with a study of Thomas Jefferson and American History, it disappointed me on some level.

Rather than giving a scathing review based on my personal perceptions, I will give the straightforward pros and cons:

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Juliana Lee
Great book for elementary kids! Lots of information and cool activities to increase learning and fun!
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Brandon Marie Miller
Author Biography
Brandon Marie Miller earned her degree in American History from Purdue University. She writes about famous people and common folk, about great events and everyday life. Her award-winning books for young people have been honored by the International Reading Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, the American Library Association, the Society of
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