Teacher Guide

Hamilton Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Every classroom is different, but given the commercial popularity of Hamilton at this writing in 2019, this text is likely to be exciting to many students. The text provides an excellent opportunity for ELA teachers, social studies teachers, music teachers, theater teachers, and/or creative writing teachers to collaborate on a unit.

Although the primary text for this Lesson Plan is the original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton: An American Musical, it also draws heavily on Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter's Hamilton: The Revolution and the entries for each of the songs on the website genius.com, annotated by Miranda as well as other hip-hop aficionados. It would behoove you to...

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