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Identity Module Introduction

By cataloging some common traits in five different revolutionary movements in American history, we invite students to explore new connections between Hamilton and hip hop, and between the Revolutionary War and the inner battles one must engage to achieve personal growth.

 

Within the scope of Hamilton’s journey is the illumination of the human imagination, hustle, and perseverance it takes to carry out the bloody promissory note of war. Implicitly, the musical follows the line of inquiry of all great fiction in that it reveals in its protagonists what it takes to undergo a personal revolution. What are the set of conditions, character traits, and sacrifices necessary for an individual to experience a personal transformation? (Read More)

April 1, 2018

These lessons are built on a dissection of pre-assigned readings, Hamilton-inspired free writes, and open discussions intended to make connections between historical phenomena and personal narratives. Over the course of the five lessons there is an emphasis on generati...

In this lesson students will explore the notion of self as a social gesture for society. They will analyze societal issues through the lens of social gesture to critique positionality and systems that favor oppression over liberation and belonging. Students will be inv...

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