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Thomas Jefferson, as you probably know, was the Third President of the United States, the Author of the Declaration of Independence, the man who championed public education, separation of church and state and the notion, for the most part, that all men are created equal. 194 years after his death, our founding ideals are being sorely tested in many ways he could not begin to imagine. So it is only proper to delve into the man, his times and how they affect our present day lives. His insights may be able to enlighten our opinions of his world, and of the founding Fathers, and how those values may or may not affect ours. But, Be prepared! He may not be who you think he was!
Mr. Phil Lauricella portrays the famous author of the Declaration of Independence, and Third President of the United States. Compare the 18th and the 21st centuries. Learn about the writing of the Declaration, The University of Virginia, The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, Monticello, the Louisiana Purchase and much more.
Mr. Lauricella presents the “living” Thomas Jefferson, a champion of the Enlightenment. The programs are designed to interact with all audiences and age groups. They are divided into programs geared for Libraries & Adult audiences, school grades: 4-9, High Schools, & groups of any composition. It can be presented as a lecture or in a question and answer, press conference style setting.
The program is variable in length ranging from 45 minutes to over 2 hours. Not only do we examine the society of his time, but delve into the man himself: who he was and why he believed as he did. This program brings him to life in such a way that the man emerges from the myth. Audience questions are encouraged for Mr. Jefferson in the "press conference" format.
Other programs include:
--WAR LETTERS:Extraordinary Correspondence from America's Wars (ensemble presentation)(adult, HS, MS)(video and audio)*
--PRIVATE LEANDER STILLWELL: A CIVIL WAR SOLDIER'S STORY ( grade 5 thru adult)*
--COMING SOON!.....THOMAS JEFFERSON'S ENLIGHTENMENT: PARIS 1785 (adult, HS, MS)*
--COMING SOON!.....--ERNIE PYLE, WAR CORRESPONDENT (adult, HS) (with video and audio)*
*Includes Library Audiences
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