by Thomas Jefferson

1781-1813

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Excerpts from Thomas Jefferson’s Writings on American Indians" by Thomas Jefferson.

These excerpts from Thomas Jefferson’s letters and book Notes on the State of Virginia reveal Jefferson’s complicated view of American Indians and their uncertain future in America.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Fear & Paranoia, and Prejudice & Discrimination as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?", "What are the effects of prejudice?", and "How can fear be used to manipulate?"

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