Hamilton's Education Program, EduHam, is now accessible from home
The free digital version of EduHam is presented by Hamilton in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
The musical phenomenon Hamilton first introduced its Education Program under the name of EduHam in 2015 with a mission to integrate the study of American history with the performing arts through the lens of the hit musical. It was created by Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda, producer Jeffrey Seller, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and The Rockefeller Foundation and over 160,000 students in 25 cities across America have participated in the program to date.
In light of the current pandemic, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Hamilton are now launching EduHam at Home as a digital extension made available to students and their families at-home... and it is completely free to register.
Here's Mr. Miranda himself to explain how the new online program works...
EduHam at Home is recommended for -- but not limited to -- students from the 6th to the 12th grade and their families across the States, providing an American history curriculum that centers on the events, historical figures and important documents of the founding era. Taking inspiration from the curriculum and the musical elements of Hamilton itself, students are encouraged to prepare, perform and submit their own artistic pieces and interpretations in the form of a song, rap, spoken word, or theatrical scene. Selected performances will then be shared on Hamilton's social media channels and app, as well as the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s website.
The materials provided by EduHam at Home include exclusive Hamilton video clips performed by the Broadway cast, alongside interviews with such Hamilton standouts as Daveed Diggs, Mandy Gonzalez, Phillipa Soo, and Lin-Manuel Miranda himself. In addition, access is granted to key documents, essays, expert advice and even a love letter from Alexander Hamilton to his fiancee Elizabeth Schuyler.
Register at gilderlehrman.org/eduhamhome and get inspired today.
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. I’m thrilled that we can make Hamilton learning a family experience, led by the students at home during this unprecedented time.
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(Header photo by Joan Marcus)