Teacher Guide

Hamilton Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to consider and write about how history is integrated with fictionalized texts.

  2. 2

    Students will understand how Miranda's text fits into a number of artistic canons and histories, including both musical theater and hip-hop.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to evaluate character development in dialogue and song.

  4. 4

    Students will conduct their own long-term research on a historical figure and create an artistic response to their research.

  5. 5

    Students will be able to understand a libretto as a text for literary analysis and literary...

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