For the first time in a long time, I am excited to teach something new! I replaced The Crucible as my drama unit with Hamilton. My kids are stoked to be reading something modern (even if it is about an old dead guy)! Any one else out here teaching Lin-Manuel Miranda's play to your high school students?

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Same - except I just granted in for new dystopian novels to replace 1984 and BNW (we love you, but time to change it up).

It's refreshing to pull in contemporary work.

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That’s a shame, 1984 is more relevant & contemporary than it was when it was published.

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Oh I need to steal this idea! So tired of doing plays by white men when 99% of my class are minorities

Can’t you do both and compare/contrast voices on similar themes?

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How cool! Though, I do love The Crucible--such an interesting study in group psychology and bias. But Hamilton is just top-notch drama.

I think it's a great idea. There's a lot of ways you can go about it too.

I had not thought of this but am considering now! I wish there was more history in pop culture...it's such a fun teaching tool!

This is a great idea IMO! it's refreshing and gets the kids pumped to be working with anything historical

That's amazing! I also observed that kids love to read something modern for a change.

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