My name is Miranda Flores Farley. I’d like to welcome you to my blog and hope if you don’t already love Hamilton you will at least grow to appreciate it from an educator’s standpoint by the end of the semester.
A little background on me; I am a Theater Education major here at UWM. I am most passionate about acting and theatre history, so you could say Hamilton really spoke to my inner history nerd. I have not only acted and performed, but I also sung in choir, which is where my adoration for musical theatre stemmed from.
One of the things I love most about Hamilton was the way it combined U.S. History with so many different genres of music. While the main musical element of the show is hip hop, it also ties together elements of jazz, rock, and classical music genres. Being a lover of many different kinds of music, I consider this my favorite part. (Lin was also a big Bowie fan. Check out the Moana soundtrack — which he wrote most of — and you might here the influence!)
I will certainly not be the first teacher to use Hamilton as a resource for my teachings, here’s what another eighth grade teacher has to say about this unique production.