As for the line in the play that draws boisterous cheers (“Immigrants – we get the job done!”), the words touch the hearts of children who have come to America from other countries to escape tyranny or abject poverty – or both. It says, “You can do this” – whatever “this” is. “That is its greatest accomplishment,” she said. “My personal feeling is that Lin-Manuel Miranda and the show are changing the world.
An illegitimate, orphaned immigrant born in the Caribbean rises to become one of the most brilliant of our Founding Fathers. We all know by now the basic biography of Alexander Hamilton, thanks to the genius of “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda whose lyrics and musical production have captured the hearts, minds and imagination of thousands of devoted followers of the Broadway sensation. But a lesser-known story is how the musical has engaged and excited students.
Eighteen years ago, I wrote in The San Diego Union Tribune of my struggle to answer my then 4-year-old son’s questions about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and why we have a day to honor him. I remember squirming, trying to sort out my thoughts and translate my words into preschool-level understanding – and most important of all, to get it right. On the one hand, I didn’t want to prejudice him by pointing out that there are differences in people’s skin color.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".