Alexander Hamilton: Lesson Plan for the Musical

Grade Levels
7th - 11th
Formats Included
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29 pages
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Hamilton Lesson Plan for the Hit Musical

This amazing, fun, and highly-engaging lesson is designed to teach your students all about Alexander Hamilton through a PowerPoint, graphic organizer/interactive notebook pages, cooperative learning activity, primary source, and songs from the hit Broadway show Hamilton.

Hamilton is absolutely captivating and this is an awesome resource to bring the smash hit into your classroom! Your download includes a detailed lesson plan/teacher instruction page with strategies to integrate each resource.

The interactive notebook pages feature to pages of graphic organizers that match up exactly with the PowerPoint plus 1 page of interactive responses based on songs from the musical.

The PowerPoint is 24 slides complete with engaging pictures, easy-to-follow notes, teacher-notes and suggestions, questions based on the songs, and more! The graphic organizer and interactive notebook pages match up with it perfectly. All the resources make it incredibly easy to create a dynamic, hyper-engaging lesson for your students. A Google Slides version of the presentation is also included!

Finally, the download includes a primary source letter from Hamilton that students use for a cooperative activity or with a companion analysis worksheet. An answer key and editable Google Docs version are also included for your convenience.

Note this resource recommends at least 6 songs from the show. The actual songs are not included in this purchase but can be found online for purchase or streaming.

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Total Pages
29 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.


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