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This lesson focuses on the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning Hamilton musical. Steeped in American history and musical rap, students study the origin of the musical, themes, plot, creative team, songs and themes. Finally, they apply this knowledge in a extension activity designed to secure the learning.

This Hamilton Broadway musical lesson can stand alone or be combined with one of my Famous Artist Biographies (Lin Manuel Miranda) or other musical lessons (Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen.) In addition, a teacher could assign this lesson to students who are distance learning with a few tweaks. #DistanceLearningTPT

Note: You receive TWO versions of this product when you purchase it. One is the regular PDF and the other is digital. I divided up the student pages from the teacher’s and added answer boxes to the question/answer sheet. I hope this helps!

This lesson was created prior to the Disney movie of Hamilton and does NOT require viewing the Disney version.

Everything is provided for the busy teacher. Just print, cue up the links and go!

This Product includes:

  • Letter to Teacher
  • Warm Up--MY Version of a Popular Acting Exercise
  • Teacher's Script--What I Say and How I Say it!
  • Photos of Alexander Hamilton and Lin Manuel Miranda
  • Synopsis of the Musical
  • Plot of the Musical
  • Short Biography about Lin Manuel Miranda
  • Separate File of Photos for Teacher's Use in Lecture
  • History about the Origination of the Production
  • A Shortened Lesson on: What are the Tony Awards?
  • List of Tony Awards and which Hamilton won
  • Link to New York City map with competing theaters labeled
  • Student Note Page
  • Teacher Note Page Key
  • Trivia about Hamilton
  • Songs List
  • Pinterest Board Link Specifically about Hamilton
  • Extension Activities-- SIX Terrific Suggestions of Ways to Secure the Learning and Enrich the Experience either Individual or Group
  • Sources & Links to Film Clips from the Show (NOT the Disney movie version)
  • And More!

Comprehensive? You bet.

This is a unique, engaging product created by an award-winning, veteran drama teacher of 38 years.

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Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
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52 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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