Hamilton Education Program Online FAQ

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 teaches grades 6-12 is eligible to participate in the program.

 

Parents are also encouraged to register for the program for the 2020-2021 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

 

Will my school be able to see Hamilton?

 

A limited number of students in the United States participating in the program will be selected to see the show in New York City. Participating teachers in the United States will have the opportunity to submit up to 3 videos of their best piece of student work. Should the students in the video be selected as a winner, they will be brought to New York City to see Hamilton on Broadway.

 

Parents participating in the program can submit if they are homeschooling their children for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

If you are a parent who is not homeschooling their child and would like to participate, we encourage you to contact your child’s school to let them know about the program in order for a teacher to submit. 

 

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. One performance per school per school year is eligible to be selected to attend a performance of Hamilton in New York City.

 

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.