by Jessica McBirney
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
The Founding of American DemocracyJessica McBirney
The Constitution was formed to protect the rights of citizens and states more than 200 years ago, and it is still the basis of our government today.Pair “The Founding of American Democracy” with “Alexander Hamilton” and ask students to discuss the development of America’s government following the Revolutionary War. How do the two texts portray the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution?
Issues with the Articles of ConfederationBirdBrain History
In "Issues with the Articles of Confederation" an enthusiastic narrator describes the contents of the Articles and the thirteen colonies' reception of them.Pair “The Issues with the Articles of Confederation” with “Alexander Hamilton” and ask students to discuss how the two texts depict the Articles of Confederation. How do the problems presented in “Issues with the Articles of Confederation” compare to the issues that Alexander Hamilton had with the Articles of Confederation?
Lin-Manuel MirandaJessica McBirney
Lin-Manuel Miranda used his passion for hip-hop music and his New York City origins to create unique and successful Broadway musicals.Pair “Alexander Hamilton” with “Lin-Manuel Miranda” to provide students with the context for Miranda’s most famous musical. Why do you think Miranda was so inspired to write about Alexander Hamilton’s life and legacy?