EduHam Online September Newsletter: Creating Performance Pieces for the Competition and Lottery

Register to gain access to all these EduHam Online resources.Welcome to the official newsletter for the Hamilton Education Program Online, the program whose goal is to help students in grades 6–12 see the relevance of the Founding Era by using primary sources to create a performance piece (e.g., a song, rap, poem, or scene) following the model used by Lin-Manuel Miranda to create the musical Hamilton.

The 2021–2022 EduHam Online competition opened on September 7. The competition will close in mid-December.

We encourage all participating teachers to upload at least three performance pieces to the National Competition and Lottery. We will select ten outstanding performance winners and ten lottery winners to come to NYC in 2022 for a performance of Hamilton.

Wondering where to start once you’ve registered to participate in EduHam Online?

  • Start by checking out the resources in this Student Guide.
  • Explore the videos below on creating scenes, writing raps, and working with primary source documents.


Create a scene for EduHam Online with Gilder Lehrman Education Fellow Gena Oppenheim:

Learn how to write a rap for EduHam Online with teaching artist and performer Renee Benson:

Learn how to use a primary source document to create a performance piece: