If you were like me you were lucky to be able to see Hamilton live. I loved the music so much that I wanted to share the experience with my students.
Use this product with the CLEAN versions of the Hamilton songs "You'll be Back" and "Right hand man. You can download them on iTunes or listen to it via youtube (make sure it's the clean version!)
I use the songs as well as other sources including their social studies textbooks and Newsela articles as well as these songs and the book George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer for them to conduct a mini research project on. Two types of graphic organizers are listed for you to have them use before they complete a venn diagram comparing the two.
- Teacher Instructions
- "Fakebook" Graphic Organizer
- Open Concept Notes Pages
- Venn Diagram "George vs. George”
- Hamilton Lyrics: King George III in “You’ll be Back”
- Hamilton Lyrics: George Washington in “Right Hand Man”
Social Studies Standard:
- 5.5 Students explain the causes of the American Revolution.
Understand how political, religious, and economic ideas and interests brought about the Revolution (e.g., resistance to imperial policy, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, taxes on tea, Coercive Acts).
- Know the significance of the first and second Continental Congresses and of the Committees of Correspondence.
- Understand the people and events associated with the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence and the document’s significance, including the key political concepts it embodies, the origins of those concepts, and its role in severing ties with Great Britain.
- Describe the views, lives, and impact of key individuals during this period (e.g., King George III, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams).