Shaping The World: Conversations on Democracy
produced in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans are available for each of the Conversations programs to help students
"Indulge in Jefferson's Favorite Pursuits...Reading, Studying, Thinking"
Episode Two - A Conversation with Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette
Students and teachers can join a conversation between Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette as students from Forest Middle School engage the two men on the topics of the American Revolution, Lafayette's role in that revolution, Jefferson's years in France as the U.S. Minister, the French Revolution, their military and political careers, and their views on the meaning of democracy and advice for the future.
In this interchange between Jefferson and Lafayette, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the men and their opinions on a variety of democratic issues, their work on the American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen and their views and concerns for their respective countries.