To help keep kids on track, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History have launched EduHam at Home. This virtual school program allows students to create their own original pieces using history as their inspiration.
EduHam at Home is an extension of the Hamilton Education Program. This family version is free for students to access online through August 2020.
Through EduHam, students study primary source documents from the Founding Era, learn how Lin-Manuel Miranda used such documents to create the musical Hamilton, and then get to create original performance pieces based on the same material.
This free virtual school program includes:
- A personal welcome video from Lin-Manuel Miranda greeting participants, as well as tips and guidance from EduHam teachers to help students create their own work
- Video highlights from past student performances for examples of what to try at home
- A wealth of free materials for participants and their families to explore and enjoy, including
- Videos clips from Hamilton and interviews with Lin-Manuel Miranda, selected cast members, 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
EduHam at Home participants will be invited to submit their own Hamilton-inspired pieces (songs, raps, spoken-word poems, or scenes), and selected student performances will be shared on social media and the website.
To get access to EduHam at Home, you’ll need to register as a parent of a K-12 student. To get started, visit the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s website.
Also as a parent, you can also get free access to a bunch of other Gilder Lehrman Institute resources including:
- Study guides for the AP US History (APUSH) and other exams
- Lesson Plans, Primary Source Documents, Online Exhibitions featuring engaging images, and other content to enrich at-home learning, organized by time period and topic
- Lectures by major historians for parents and students in the video section of History Now
- Free access to the Hamilton Education Program Online, a program that is prepared to launch nationwide this fall in schools, which we are now adapting for home use
- Tips and ideas for teaching history at home in our Noteworthy section
- Access to the 70,000+ primary source document Gilder Lehrman Collection online
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