Resource includes the PDF, ready to print, and the WORD file to allow changes to fit your classroom.
Overview: This activity provides the lyrics and guiding questions that can be used to introduce or reinforce the Election of 1800, as portrayed in the hit musical Hamilton. The activity can be used to develop students’ ability to close read powerful lyrics, develop deeper historical analyzing skills, and build more insight to the Founding Fathers. This activity is aligned to the History-Social Science content standards, and the Common Core State Standards. This activity is a fun and informative way to transition from the formation of Political Parties, and the political division at home, to the bigger concept about the role of government. This activity is a great introduction to how the new government evolved to meet the needs of a new nation.
1. Review lyrics and questions beforehand.
2. The activity is 6 pages long, so it can be photocopied, or posted to Google Classroom if accessible to your school site.
3. Resources can be used in a variety of classroom lessons. See the preview for an idea of the lesson plan carried out in my 8th grade classroom.