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Ron Chernow's Hamilton

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Sherene Raisbeck
5-10 students
Suggested Ages: 10-15
Meets: Mondays at 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm Eastern time, beginning August 31st

Course Description

We will read and discuss Ron Chernow’s Hamilton. Students should come to class meetings having read the assigned chapters and ready to engage in our discussion. We will discuss how Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton differs from the book which inspired it. We will examine primary sources and discuss the process of writing historical biography. Students will be encouraged to share projects of their own devising: an academic paper, a creative representation of a big event in Hamilton’s life: painting, diorama, song, interpretive dance, etc.

Required book: Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Resources it would be nice to have: Federalist Papers, US History Survey textbook

Pre course recommended viewing: Hamilton on Disney+

WEEK 1: August 31, 2020
Prologue: The Oldest Revolutionary War Widow
Chapter 1: The Castaways
Chapter 2: Hurricane

WEEK 2: September 14, 2020
Chapter 3: The Collegian
Chapter 4: The Pen and the Sword
Chapter 5: The Little Lion

WEEK 3: September 21, 2020
Chapter 6: A Frenzy of Valor
Chapter 7: The Lovesick Colonel
Chapter 8: Glory

WEEK 4: October 5, 2020
Chapter 9: Raging Billows
Chapter 10: A Grave, Silent, Strange Sort of Animal

WEEK 5: October 12, 2020
Chapter 12: August and Respectable Assembly
Chapter 13: Publius
Chapter 14: Putting the Machine in Motion

WEEK 6: October 19, 2020
Chapter 15: Villainous Business
Chapter 16: Dr. Pangloss
Chapter 17: The First Town in America

WEEK 7: October 26, 2020
Chapter 18: Of Avarice and Enterprise
Chapter 19: City of the Future
Chapter 20: Corrupt Squadrons

WEEK 8: November 2, 2020
Chapter 21: Exposure
Chapter 22: Stabbed in the Dark
Chapter 23: Citizen Genet

WEEK 9: November 9, 2020
Chapter 24: A Disagreeable Trade
Chapter 25: Seas of Blood
Chapter 26: The Wicked Insurgents of the West

WEEK 10: November 16, 2020
Chapter 27: Sugar Plums and Toys
Chapter 28: Spare Cassius
Chapter 29: The Man in the Glass Bubble

WEEK 11: November 23, 2020
Chapter 30: Flying too Near the Sun
Chapter 31: An Instrument of Hell
Chapter 32: Reign of Witches

WEEK 12: November 30, 2020
Chapter 33: Works Godly and Ungodly
Chapter 34: In an Evil Hour
Chapter 35: Gusts of Passion

WEEK 13: December 7, 2020
Chapter 36: In a Very Belligerent Humor
Chapter 37: Deadlock
Chapter 38: A World Full of Folly

WEEK 14: December 14, 2020
Chapter 39: Pamphlet Wars
Chapter 40: The Price of Truth
Chapter 41: A Despicable Opinion

WEEK 15: December 21, 2020
Chapter 42: Fatal Errand
Chapter 43: The Melting Scene
Epilogue: Eliza

This course is $325. GHF, SENG, MAGE (Mass), and NHAGE Members pay $310! (But no double dipping, sorry!) Multiple children? Talk to us!

We accept charter school funds

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