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- The Broadway hit of the decade by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a national phenomenon, bringing Hamilton the musical into your classroom is a way to energize US history. We want you to love Hamilton as much as we do! In light of the Disney Plus release of the Hamilton movie, these lessons allow teachers t$11.20$16.00Save $4.80
After studying the life of Alexander Hamilton and the opening song to the Broadway musical, "Hamilton," students will write a biographical resume for Alexander Hamilton, which can be completed in paragraphs or an attached resume template.
"Alexander Hamilton"- You know you have been "waiting in the wings" to use this catchy, startlingly original music and historically accurate cultural phenomenon in your classroom. Now you can!
Lesson 1 includes an introduction to a longer unit available as a bundle.
Focusing on lyricist/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda's opening number, "Alexander Hamilton," the lesson includes a deep study of the performance and the song. Many resource links, including Manuel's hip hop references and interviews about his writing process, are provided. Students will complete a rhetorical and discourse analysis of the lyrics.
Students will then review the themes for the song as well as the musical. Included in the materials is a link to a CBS Sunday Morning video clip on Hamilton, the musical. A viewing guide with a complete key will aid students in understanding Hamilton as an iconic telling of American’s story then by Americans now.
This EDITABLE lesson also includes a culminating narrative writing assessment, a biographical resume for Alexander Hamilton, which can be completed in paragraphs or a resume template. Two rubrics are provided for grading.