Hamilton Education Program

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In proud partnership with Hamilton, we are now offering two programs!

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamiltonproud to partner with the producers of Hamilton on the Hamilton Education Program. The Hamilton Education Program is part of the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s broader mission to improve the teaching and learning of American history. The goal of the Hamilton Education Program is to help students see the relevance of the Founding Era by using primary sources to create a performance piece (e.g., a rap, poem, dramatic piece), following the model used by Lin-Manuel Miranda to create the musical Hamilton. See below for more information on the Hamilton Education Programs:



Hamilton Education Program Online

The Hamilton Education Program Online is a free online history program available to all schools across the country with students in grades 6–12 across the country. Please note this program is currently in its pilot year and will be available to a wider audience in Fall 2020.

Hamilton Education Program

HEP for Title I–eligible high schools in select tour cities. In the 2020–2021 school year the Hamilton Education Program will visit the following cities: Buffalo, NY; Cleveland, OH; Denver, CO; Des Moines, IA; Las Vegas, NV; Tuscon, AZ. In the current school year, 2019–2020, the Hamilton Education Program is visiting Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Norfolk, VA; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; and St. Louis, MO.


Students from the Hamilton Education Program perform on the Hamilton stage.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute has an array of resources on Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era in the History Now section of the website, including essays, Spotlights on Primary Sources, videos, online exhibitions and timelines, and lesson plans.

In addition, you can sign up for a Self-Paced Course, or request a Traveling Exhibition on Alexander Hamilton.