Staging History - Unit of Study

Staging History

Unit Essential Question

How can telling stories from a new perspective impact our understanding of the world?

High-Interest Article: “Hamilton: The Revolution”

Through the success of the hit musical Hamilton’s use of hip-hop music and a diverse cast, the High-Interest Article opens a discussion exploring how who tells the story can change how we understand history, especially in the context of our lives today.

Technical Article: “All The World On Stage”

The Technical Article explores the ways in which increasing diversity in Broadway, from West Side Story to The Wiz to Rent, has helped reflect the American landscape, literally bringing to life the varied stories of American citizens.

Data Integration

Students examine Broadway and other entertainment demographics, analyzing the data to determine how Broadway has reflected the ethnic and cultural diversity of the United States over time.

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