What is the Hamilton Education Program Online?
The goal of the Hamilton Education Program Online is to help students in grades 6-12 recognize the relevance of the Founding Era today 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. The program will consist of digital resources that guide teachers and students through the process of conducting research using primary sources to create a performance piece.
Who is eligible to participate in the Hamilton Education Program Online?
Any teacher who teaches grades 6-12 is eligible to participate in the program.
Parents are also encouraged to register for the program for the 2021-2022 school year.
Is there a cost associated with the Hamilton Education Program Online?
No, there is no charge associated with the program.
How will my school be able to register for the program?
Interested teachers and parents can sign up by visiting here.
How does the Hamilton Education Program Online differ from the ongoing Hamilton Education Program?
The Hamilton Education Program Online offers the online resources of the Hamilton Education Program (including primary sources, videos, and lesson plans) to all interested 6-12 grade teachers to integrate into their curriculum. Each year twenty performance videos—10 as winners and 10 in a general lottery; the students whose work is featured in the selected videos will be invited to travel to New York City and attend a performance of Hamilton.
The Hamilton Education Program currently selects a limited number of Title I-eligible high schools to participate in a program in which students and teachers are asked to complete the one-week curriculum before attending a full-day performance of Hamilton.