Cutler Bay Senior High School was one of 32 Miami-Dade and Broward senior high school selected to participate in the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s Hamilton Education Program on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Thanks to a partnership between Hamilton, local donors, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, American history and/or related high school classes had exclusive participation in the program, which combines Founding Era classroom resources, document-based student projects, and a special student matinee at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
To particiapte teachers had to:
• Implement a three- to five-day curriculum focused on the Founding Era based on program materials, including a research project for students that culminated in the creation of a unique performance piece.
• Submit student projects in written form to GLI for every student attending the matinee.
• Submit one video of the strongest student project from the school. This student project to be considered for presentation on stage at Broward Center for the Performing Arts on the day of the matinee.
• Submit 10-15 student-generated questions for the Q&A portion of the day with selected Hamilton cast members.
• Complete Teacher and Student Surveys after the curriculum has been completed.
• Attend one liaison meeting approximately three days before your school’s assigned matinee date, during which details and logistics for the day of the student matinee were reviewed.
The schedule for the matinee day follows:
9:00-9:30 a.m. – Schools students arrived at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the early morning, followed by the morning program that included selected student performances and a Q&A session with Hamilton cast members. After lunch the students were traeted to a matinee performance of Hamilton.
Jason Chohonis coordinated the school’s participation in the special event.