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Ch 8: Alexander Hamilton Lesson Plans & Resources

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Look to our lesson plans in this chapter to engage your students when you're teaching them about Alexander Hamilton. Use group and extended individual and homework activities and assignments to heighten your students' interest and help them learn all they need to know about this key U.S. figure.

Alexander Hamilton Lesson Plans & Resources - Chapter Summary

What role did Alexander Hamilton play in U.S. history? To which party did he belong? How did he help to shape the two-party political system and banking system that had lasting impacts on the U.S.? You can use our lesson plans to develop engaging strategies to teach these kinds of facts to your history class. We will outline creative activities your students can do in class, such as group activities, research projects and even fun skits or other types of presentations of their choosing.

Our video and text lessons about Alexander Hamilton, Federalists and the Federalist Papers are other resources you can use in the classroom. These lessons can provide discussion topics and even spark debates as described in our lesson plans to help students develop full knowledge of and an appreciation for Alexander Hamilton.

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  • Vocabulary words: Notes key terms and phrases regarding historical figures, papers and events relating to Alexander Hamilton
  • Activities or games: Suggests engaging classroom activities that facilitate student participation and provide creative ways in which students can retain facts about Hamilton
  • Additional resources: Outlines how you can use video and text lessons to supplement your existing classroom materials to give your class more details about Hamilton's activities and roles in U.S. history

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning Alexander Hamilton lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific Alexander Hamilton topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your history class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Alexander Hamilton lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of the accomplishments and life of Alexander Hamilton.
  • Engage your students with relevant Alexander Hamilton-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

15 Lessons in Chapter 8: Alexander Hamilton Lesson Plans & Resources
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Alexander Hamilton Lesson Plan

1. Alexander Hamilton Lesson Plan

Teach your students about Alexander Hamilton, the man behind the musical and key historical figure in United States history. Students will read a lesson about federalism and Hamilton's role as a Founding Father.

Alexander Hamilton: Federalist & Founder

2. Alexander Hamilton: Federalist & Founder

Alexander Hamilton helped shape the United States as one of its Founding Fathers. This lesson explores his role in creating and supporting the Constitution, as well as his controversial role as a Federalist.

Hamilton vs. Jefferson Lesson Plan

3. Hamilton vs. Jefferson Lesson Plan

Teach students about how our two-party system came to be with this lesson. Students will watch an educational video that explains the Hamilton vs. Jefferson election, compares and contrasts Federalists and Democratic-Republicans. They will apply learning to an activity.

Hamilton and the Federalists vs. Jefferson and the Republicans

4. Hamilton and the Federalists vs. Jefferson and the Republicans

Although President Washington warned against the nation falling into political factions, the different views of the Constitution held by Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists and Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans set the path for the two-party system that the U.S. has today.

The Federalist Papers: History, Writers & Summary

5. The Federalist Papers: History, Writers & Summary

The Federalist Papers were a collection of political essays from the 18th century written by several Founding Fathers of the United States. In this lesson, we'll learn more about the Federalist Papers and why they are still important today.

Federalist Papers Lesson Plan for Elementary School

6. Federalist Papers Lesson Plan for Elementary School

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about the federalists and the Federalist Papers. They will use this to analyze and summarize segments of the Federalist Papers in small groups.

Federalist No. 10 Lesson Plan

7. Federalist No. 10 Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will provide you with mini-activities, an activity, quiz, and discussion topics and questions that will help students understand more about the Federalist Papers.

Federalist No. 10: Summary & Significance

8. Federalist No. 10: Summary & Significance

In this lesson, we'll learn about 'Federalist No. 10.' We'll learn who wrote it, why it was written, and what its core themes are. We'll also explore the political context behind this document and see why it's important.

Anti-Federalist Papers Lesson Plan

9. Anti-Federalist Papers Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses several activities, an extension, and discussion topics and questions that will help students understand numerous issues surrounding the Anti-Federalists.

Anti-Federalist Papers: Summary & Analysis

10. Anti-Federalist Papers: Summary & Analysis

The U.S. Constitution is an important document, but one that almost wasn't approved. In this lesson, we'll talk about the Anti-Federalists and their essays arguing against the proposed Constitution in the years after the American Revolution.

Anti-Federalists: Definition, Views & Leaders

11. Anti-Federalists: Definition, Views & Leaders

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of the Anti-Federalists. You'll also learn about their views in opposition to the Constitution drafted in 1787 and about prominent leaders in the movement.

Anti-Federalist Papers Lesson Plan for Elementary School

12. Anti-Federalist Papers Lesson Plan for Elementary School

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about the Anti-Federalist Papers. They will look at segments of these papers in depth and translate the main ideas into a visual format.

Hamilton & The National Bank Lesson Plan

13. Hamilton & The National Bank Lesson Plan

Teach your students about Alexander Hamilton's role in the establishment of the National Bank with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson about the topic, do an activity to strengthen understanding, then follow up with a quiz.

Alexander Hamilton & the National Bank

14. Alexander Hamilton & the National Bank

After the Revolutionary War, the newly formed United States had debt - both as a country and as individual states. In this lesson, we'll learn about what the first Treasury Secretary of the U.S., Alexander Hamilton, proposed as a solution: The National Bank.

Federalist Papers Lesson Plan

15. Federalist Papers Lesson Plan

Take your students back in time to the earliest day of the Constitution. A video lesson explains key points while an in class activity allows for student analysis of the words of the Federalists. If your students are hungry for more, consider our suggestions for extra activities and corresponding lessons.

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