• Week of 3/30: All work is due Friday, April 3. I will begin grading on Saturday, April 4.

    Monday: Please check email every day!!!!! We (and your other teachers) are communicating by email as well as through our teacher webpages.

    1. Listen to the following songs. You may want to work on the multiple choice reading questions at the same time as you listen/read. Some of the questions draw directly from the songs' lyrics. The song links will take you to videos with the lyrics and characters' names. These songs take us back to the action of the Revolutionary War and highlight Hamilton's relationship with Washington.

    Stay Alive

    Ten Duel Commandments

    Meet Me Inside

    That Would Be Enough

    Guns and Ships

    History Has Its Eyes on You

    Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)

    2. Answer the questions about the story the songs tell. You can find the questions at the link below. Completing the questions with accuracy will earn you 6 points. I will count each question for 1/2 point since they are multiple choice questions.

     Hamilton questions 4

    This link will take you to a reassessment if you want to try again.

    Tuesday: Please check email every day!!!!! We (and your other teachers) are communicating by email as well as through our teacher webpages.

    1. Listen to the following songs.  The song links will take you to videos with the lyrics and characters' names. These songs finish up Act I of the musical and cover the transition into America's transition into nationhood.

     What Comes Next?

    Dear Theodosia

    Non-Stop

    2. Answer the questions about the story the songs tell. You will find the questions at the link below. Today's questions are broader discussion questions, so each question is worth 2 points for a total of 6 points. Answering with thoughtfulness and accurately representing the songs will earn you 6 points.

     Hamilton questions 5

    Wednesday & Thursday

     1. Today and tomorrow we're going to take a little break from listening to new songs to do a little critical thinking. Below I have links to help us analyze some of the differences between King George's character (and Samuel Seabury's) and the revolutionaries'. Watch these videos to prepare for the brief writing assignment below.

    This first one is for fun, but also helps you to see how King George moves on the stage. In this video, Jonathan Groff (who plays King George) teaches Stephen Colbert how to walk like King George.

    Jonathan Groff teaches

    In this video, you can see King George's costuming. This video includes all 3 songs that King George sings. You don't have to listen to all 3, but listening to the first two songs again will help you complete the assignment below.

    King George in costume

    In this video (it's really short) Jonathan Groff and Lin-Manuel Miranda talk about the character of King George.

    Miranda and Groff talk about King George

    You could also listen to "Farmer Refuted" again to think about how this Loyalist is depicted (especially in contrast to Hamilton's overlay).

    Farmer Refuted

    Here is a video of the original cast performing "Yorktown" at the 2016 Tony Awards. Focus on costumes, movement, and style here.

    Hamilton cast performing "Yorktown" at Tony Awards

    This link takes you to an excerpt of "The Schuyler Sisters" performed on stage.

    "The Schuyler Sisters" excerpt on stage

    2. Make a T-chart (see the example doc below) in a Word doc to compare the costumes, movement, and sounds of the British (King George and Samuel Seabury) and the American colonists. Answer the short answer question below the T-chart on the document you create. Please share this document with me.

    I made the chart by inserting a table into the document. I listed questions on the example to help you make observations about each of these topics. The short answer question also appears on the example. Completing the chart (you must go beyond the minimum) is worth 6 points. Writing a clear statement about the portrayal of the British and the American colonists will allow you to earn another 6 points. Make clear connections in the paragraph to the details you listed in the chart.

    Example chart for comparing British and Americans

    Friday

    1. We will go on to listen to Act II after spring break. For today, I would like you to consider the writing prompt we will be working with once we are done listening to the musical. Open the document below to review the prompt and find directions for today's assignment.

    Act I CLEW paragraph

    Act I lyrics