If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to consider and write about how history is integrated with fictionalized texts.
Students will understand how Miranda's text fits into a number of artistic canons and histories, including both musical theater and hip-hop.
Students will be able to evaluate character development in dialogue and song.
Students will conduct their own long-term research on a historical figure and create an artistic response to their research.
Students will be able to understand a libretto as a text for literary analysis and literary...