Meet the “10 dollar founding father” in this unique look at American history through the lens of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton.
What began as a rap at the White House Poetry Jam is now a revolutionary new musical that is changing the way Americans view Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. Through an exploration of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s music and lyrics, students will gain a deep understanding of early American history and politics while also exercising their literary and poetry analysis skills. Students will also be introduced to basic musical terms and styles to better understand musical allusions from the soundtrack.
This is a 6-week workshop for teens working at the high school level. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.
- Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording (also available on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube)
- Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow