We recently started a series of unit studies focused on the History behind the popular show Hamilton. My 10 year old asked me to help her understand how things actually happened in History. This has been a fun study to build and I have learned a great deal. Our last study focused on the first song of Hamilton and you can find that here. There are some sensitive topics addressed in this song. I do not include them in the study but your child will hear them if you choose to listen to the song.
Aaron Burr Sir | Hamilton Unit Study Part 2
I know there are some sensitive subjects in the show. There are some I will be addressing and others I will not in these studies. I also know there are curse words in the show. If this is something you do not feel comfortable with, this show will not be appropriate for you. I do plan to address the cursing in future lessons but not in this one. All printables in this lesson will be free of swear words.
Start by listening to the song
You can get the album on Amazon. You can also stream it free with an Amazon Prime membership or on Spotify. To be honest, R knows almost every lyric to this song by heart already but I made her listen to it again to prepare for the unit.
The next thing I had R do was to work on understanding the main characters mentioned in this song. You can print the Character Research Sheet for this section. This is a great opportunity for your child to learn to use safe search engines though we have had to use Google for some as the information isn’t always complete on some of these sites.
Words to Know
In this section, I decided to have R learn the translation for some of the French words used in this song. I think it is important for her to understand what she is hearing and repeating. It’s not just about singing a lyric. It is about understanding what it means.
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It is very important to get kids thinking about the context of certain things. I have a few writing challenges that I gave R for this.
With each unit, I am having R add another portion to her timeline. This time she had a lot of fun adding more detail because it was a shorter period of time.
When R saw C’s comic strip in his Liberty’s Kids unit study she asked me to add one to this study for her.
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