With this resource, teachers can take the music of Hamilton (not included) and engage their students. Included are the questions for most of the major historical figures highlighted in Hamilton, including but not limited to George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, & Thomas Jefferson. Students are asked to answer biography questions for each character and are given song selections that they must interpret in the context of the lives of each character. Students are also instructed to complete a lyrical analysis of the songs listed under their historical figure. I also require my students to do a presentation on the life and significance of their historical figure for the entire class.
WARNING: Some of the songs in Hamilton may contain content that you might find inappropriate for your students (i.e. explanation of the Reynolds affair). Make sure you are familiar with the musical before purchasing! I always uses censored versions of the songs (which are available on iTunes).
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