Thomas Jefferson's Views on Education


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Which of the following was NOT one of the three main points concerning education in Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia?

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1. Which of the following was NOT one of the main ideas in the Elementary School Act of 1817?

2. Jefferson believed that all people should have a basic education in the areas of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This following quiz and worksheet will show your knowledge of Thomas Jefferson and his views on education. Some of the subjects in the test include Jefferson's stance on the future of education in the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Jefferson's most impactful work around education
  • His letter to Joseph C. Cabell
  • The level at which he thought education should be controlled
  • Who a quality education was essential for

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Jefferson's political career
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about his views on education
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding his letter to Cabell and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson Thomas Jefferson's Views on Education. This lesson will cover the following topics:

  • His time as President of the United States
  • Jefferson's full length book
  • Ideas about who should be in charge of education
  • Jefferson's impact on education in future generations