Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Hamilton Education Program (EduHam) is available for free online throughout August (2020) amid the coronavirus lockdown.
EduHam at Home was created in March 2020 in response to the coronavirus lockdown, as schools began to close leaving kids to be educated by parents at home.
An extension of the Hamilton Education Program, which has served more than 200,000 students since 2016, the platform allows students to study primary source documents from the Founding Era, and learn how Miranda used the materials to create the musical Hamilton.
At the end of the program, pupils finally create their own original performance pieces, including songs, raps, spoken-word poems, or theatrical scenes, based on the same material.
The set includes a personal welcome video from Miranda greeting participants, as well as tips and guidance from EduHam teachers to help students create their own work.
There are also interviews with cast members, and Ron Chernow, whose biography of Alexander Hamilton inspired the musical, and EduHam gives students the opportunity to share their work online with others following the program.
Hamilton tells the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, whose ambition drove him from the position of Caribbean outsider to American war hero and eventually George Washington‘s right-hand man.
Registration for EduHam at Home is open here.