The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) and HAMILTON have launched EduHam at Home, a free digital program for students and their families to explore the world of HAMILTON and Americas founding era together - ultimately creating and performing their own narrative in the form of a song, rap, spoken word, or scene.
EduHam at Home is an extension of the Hamilton Education Program (EduHam), which has served more than 165,000 students across the country since 2016. 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 finally create their own original performance pieces based on the same material.
EduHam at Home provides a family version of EduHam that can be accomplished outside of a school setting. It will continue to be available through August 2020.
What should you expect from this free program?
A 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 members of the creative team including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail, select 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 are 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 on our website.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit gilderlehrman.org/eduhamhome.