Thomas Jefferson

Historical Character Assembly Program | Grades K-8

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History comes alive!
Bring the Sage of Monticello to your school...prior to his death on July 4, 1826. While known as our Third President, Mr. Jefferson also wanted to be remembered as a scientist, farmer, architect, inventor, and author of the Declaration of Independence.  Allow Thomas Jefferson to share his experiences with your school this year in an interactive presentation you and your students will never forget.

This interactive portrayal by professional school performer Peter Small grew out of his love of history, while he taught history in the greater Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. areas. He has performed for a wide range of national audiences, including the Presidential Libraries of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Herbert Hoover, and George Bush and the History Channel.  "I found the best way to do it with the children was to make it interactive," Small says. "Get them involved with the story, otherwise it can be just as dull as regular history lesson."

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Introduce your school to the genius of Thomas Jefferson in this 45-minute educational assembly presentation.

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Program Summary

Grade Level K-8
Max Audience Size 200+ (limited only by facility)
Performance Time 45 minutes
Number of Sessions 1-4 per day
Setup Time 30 - 45 minutes
Teardown Time 30 - 45 minutes
Required Utilities
  • One 6' or 8' banquet table
  • One electrical outlet
  • Custodial or adult assistance for load-in and set-up
Subjects Covered
  • Thomas Jefferson's life story
  • Writing the Declaration of Independence
  • Forming the United States
  • Becoming the Third President
  • Science
  • American History