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Unit #4: John Adams As President Advanced Organizer
Learning Target: I can ANALYZE the presidency of Thomas Jefferson by gathering facts and composing a well written summary. 

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

 Follow the directions below.  You will be creating a tab for this assignment after you have added this lesson's learning target to your LiveBinder.

1.  Open the "Learning Targets" tab in your LiveBinder.  Copy the learning target above into your LiveBinder.  

2.  Create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "Thomas Jefferson As President Advanced Organizer". 

3.  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" option. 

White Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part 1: Thomas Jefferson As President Advanced Organizer

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part 1: Thomas Jefferson as President Advanced Organizer"

2.  Copy and paste the following questions into your LiveBinder text box:

    A.  When did Thomas Jefferson become president?

    B.  To what political party did Thomas Jefferson belong?   

    C.  What are some of Thomas Jefferson personality traits?

    D.  How did Jefferson like to communicate? 

    E.  What was Jefferson's greatest accomplishment?

    F.  Why was Jefferson nervous about buying the Louisiana Purchase? 

    G.  What secret expedition was sent to explore the Louisiana Purchase? 

    H.  What was the biggest problem Jefferson faced during his second term?
     I.  How did Jefferson try to solve this problem?

     J.  What did Jefferson leave off his gravestone?

3.  Watch the "The History Channel's The Presidents: Thomas Jefferson" video clip.  Look and listen for the   
     answers to the questions.  Place the answers in your LiveBinder text box. 


Part 2: Composing a Well Written Summary

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part 2: Composing a Well Written Summary"

2.  Using the information you learned about Thomas Jefferson as president above, compose a well written summary answering the following question:

     * Do you believe that Thomas Jefferson was a good president or a poor president?  Explain your answer using the facts above. 

***Your composition should be a MINIMUM of one paragraph.  You should be sure to answer the questions above using facts you learned from the video.




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