Resources for Educators

The Guide Service provides historical tours to students of all ages, from the Charlottesville-Albemarle area to those coming from out-of-state and even out-of-country. To facilitate the learning experience of students on tours, we have made a number of worksheets - organized by grade level - that teachers can choose to give to students to help enhance their learning experience. We hope this will help educators and students continue to talk about the history of Mr. Jefferson's University in their classroom and at home.

All of our resources are stored in Google Documents. Click on the link to open the document. From there, you will be able to download your own copy by going to “File” and clicking on “Download.” You can also print the document by using the Control + P shortcut.

Kindergarten Through 2nd Grade


We envision this word search as a fun activity that will encourage young students to learn new vocabulary.
K-2 Word Search
K-2 Word Search Answer Key

Third Grade Through 5th Grade


This worksheet is designed to encourage students to ask questions on their tour, so that the tour will become an interactive experience. They can also then show their families what they learned on their tour when they get home.
Grade 3-5 Worksheet
Grade 3-5 Worksheet Answer Key

Sixth Grade Through Eighth Grade


This crossword puzzle is designed to help students learn the facts of the tour and interact with their tour guide, while giving them the chance to work through a more advanced type of puzzle.
Grade 6-8 Crossword Puzzle
Grade 6-8 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

High School


This open ended question worksheet is designed to get secondary level students to draw conclusions about the material presented in the tour and make connections between the University of Virginia’s history and American history.
High School Question Sheet
High School Question Answer Key


Worksheet on Classical Architecture