Teacher Guide

Alexander Hamilton Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Chernow's excellent biography of Alexander Hamilton is exhaustively researched, meticulously written, and covers the vast majority of the important events, people, and experiences from Hamilton's storied life, while also beautifully shedding light on his immense impact on the founding of the United States. While it is a fascinating account of the man and his life, it is also packed full of details and information that students may find hard to take in and digest if they are not used to reading dense narrative history texts. In order to facilitate greater student understanding, many of the early thought questions, activities, and homework assignments in this lesson plan focus on helping...

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