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Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father's Secret Children Common Core Lesson Plans

Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father's Secret Children by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley presents students with the untold stories of Thomas Jefferson's enslaved children. Enrich your novel study with discussion questions, activities, and writing prompts aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and History and Social Studies for grades 5–7. Students will discuss prejudice and social class seen from a child's perspective, grapple with the themes of injustice and inequality, and learn about family and friendship in a time of slavery.
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