KIDS: EDUHAM at HOME for HAMILTON FANS

EDUHAM at HOME

for HAMILTON FANS

 


Jill Weinlein - Chief Los Angeles Theatre Critic

 

EDUHAM at HOME is a digital version of the HAMILTON Education Program. To keep HAMILTON Fans enriched, engaged and enjoying the #SaferAtHome mandate, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History brings hands-on learning to students and their families to create, perform and write their own narrative in the form of a scene. Learn how to rap a song, and/ or use spoken word.

First watch a video message from Lin-Manuel Miranda youtu.be/Xb1fB2O5eO8.

He will explain how we can connect with each other, while we are all feeling so disconnected. Learn how to create pieces and performances on your own. Film your piece to join the Hamilton family and submit your best creations to possibly be selected to be shared on the HAMILTON app, social media, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History website.

They will showcase 10 of the BEST. Follow in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s footsteps, learning how he incorporated primary sources into the songs he wrote for the show.

This is recommended for students 6th to 12th grade and their families nationwide, and any HAMILTON FAN. EduHam at Home provides an American history curriculum introducing students to the people, events, and documents of the founding era.

Register at gilderlehrman.org/eduhamhome to be able to explore, learn and enjoy the following:

  • Exclusive video clips from HAMILTON performed by the cast

  • Interviews with Lin-Manuel Miranda; selected cast members including Daveed Diggs, Mandy Gonzalez, and Phillipa Soo; and Ron Chernow, whose biography of Alexander Hamilton inspired the musical

  • A wide selection of primary sources centered on a diverse group of 45 People, 14 Events, and 24 Key Documents  from the era including a love letter from Alexander Hamilton to his fiancee Elizabeth Schuyler and essays from  “The Federalist,” which forms the backbone of American political philosophy.

  • Expert advice for using these materials to create performance pieces

 

Out of everything that has come from HAMILTON, I am most proud of EduHam and of the students who have created their own incredible work from primary sources,” said HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. “I’m thrilled that we can make HAMILTON learning a family experience, led by the students at home during this unprecedented time.”

EduHam at Home is an extension of the Hamilton Education Program and the Hamilton Education Program Online, created in 2015 by HAMILTON producer Jeffrey Seller and HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and The Rockefeller Foundation, with the goal of integrating the study of American history with the performing arts. To date, more than 160,000 students from 1,985 Title I-eligible high schools across America have participated in the program in 25 cities.

HAMILTON’s education programs are funded in part by The Rockefeller Foundation, which generously provided the seed funding for the creation of the Hamilton Education Program in 2016.