Hamilton Lesson-Planning in Middle School - Beth Mainord
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Anthony DeRosa, MI, @avd111
Stacy Holloman @stacyholloman
Megan Jorgensen, NE, @miss_jorgensen
Primary Sources analysis (letters, historical documents)
Text-to-text connections; sharing picture book biographies
Creating own works - rap battles, #eduham, creating own historical “inspired by” creative work
Power mentor text and role model
Consider who is missing from the story; whose voices are heard? Shared?
Tell the story from the perspective of someone who is normally “missing” from the story.
Can lead to the discussion of today’s issues as well--social justice, equality, diversity, immigration
Election of 1800 with the election.
How politicians compromise can be a great topic to bring up, too.
Analyze lyrics for close reading
Connecting history to where we are today.
Kids need to see our passion & what is important to us
Get beyond the book
Examine how language is used within text in conversation
Need to provide context for the history we teach; what is the story?
Pay attention to transitions between songs (motifs; samples)
Perspective Taking - what would learn from textbook versus musical?