Web sites for Teachers/Students
There are curriculum materials for high school and elementary school teachers at the N-YHS Hamilton web site. Please go to this page of the web site to access high school and elementary school teacher's editions of curriculum materials, as well as essays about Hamilton.
The Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History web site contains teaching modules on major periods in American history, including "The Constitution" and "The New Nation," which feature Hamilton prominently.
Wonderful web site about the Constitutional Convention of 1787 with information about the delegates, interactive map and interactive signing portrait.
"The Preamble to the Constitution: How Do You Make a More Perfect Union?" Grades 3 to 5: Helps students to explain the purposes of the U.S. Constitution as identified in the Preamble to the Constitution and identify fundamental values and principles as they are expressed in the Preamble.
"The Constitutional Convention: Four Founding Fathers You May Never Have Met." Grades 6 to 8: Introduces students to four key, but relatively unknown, contributors to the U.S. Constitution-Oliver Ellsworth, Alexander Hamilton, William Paterson, and Edmund Randolph. Learn how the Founders created "a model of cooperative statesmanship..."
"The Constitutional Convention: What the Founding Fathers Said." Grades 6 to 8: What were some of the conflicts debated in the meetings and discussions that led to the creation of the Constitution of the United States? What interests and passions drove t hose conflicts? Students will learn how the Founders debated, then resolved, their differences.
"The Federalist Debates: Balancing Power Between State and Federal Governments." Grades 6 to 8: This series of activities introduces students to one of the most hotly debated issues during the formation of the American government -how much power the federal government should have -- or alternatively, how much liberty states and citizens should have.
"The First American Party System: Events, Issues, and Positions." Grades 9 to 12: Students learn to cite critical factors leading to the development of the Federalist (Hamilton) and Democratic-Republican (Jefferson) parties, and summarize the key positions of the Federalists and Democratic-Republicans and the reasoning behind those positions.