Hamilton’s Benefit on Kids Education


The Guardian

The hit Broadway play, “Hamilton,” has educational benefits in addition to its entertainment purposes.

Karina Shah, Photojournalist

Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers, left a legacy that he never thought he would to steal the hearts and minds of children and adults across the world. 


Hamilton is an American musical that is a sung-and-rapped musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. With music, lyrics, and a book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton, a story about an ill-conceived, stranded settler in the Caribbean ascends to end up one of the most splendid of our Founding Fathers. He does this through hard work and perseverance in politics. His life is shown in its entirety including, women in his life, his early childhood, his political rivals and challenges, and his death. Many people now know the essential life story of Alexander Hamilton, on account of Hamilton whose verses and melodic generation have caught the hearts, psyches, and creative minds of thousands of supporters of the Broadway sensation. 


The uplifting ascent of Alexander Hamilton, to turn into a Founding Father, Revolutionary War Saint, George Washington’s right hand man, our new country’s first treasury secretary, and the face on our $10 bill, isn’t one you would think would appeal to youngsters who customarily find out about figures in American history through dry reading material stories, which causes them to usually not learn or pay attention to history. But, it appealed to many people as it was nominated for 16 Tony Awards and won 11. It grossed an average of 2 million dollars per week for the entire first opening year. It is also estimated that the soundtrack has been played 365 million times (Expanded Dramblings).


In any case, through Miranda’s skilled adjustment of rap, R&B, blues, hip-hop, jazz, pop and other melodic sorts, to disclose Hamilton’s story, youth are associating with American history in manners not seen previously. The program uses the gigantic fame of the melodic to show American history to secondary school understudies, especially those in lower financial socioeconomics who go to Title I schools. This leads to a higher amount of young listeners who use the education in the schooling that they are going through. They listen to the album as a musical and little do they know, they always retain the information they learn about. In many history classes, this information is already known when they learn about it which helps those students to excel. As Madeline Sawaya (10) supports this claim she says, “Hamilton has helped me so much in AP European history in ways I never knew would be beneficial when I first listened to it.”