Lesson centers around watching movie, Glory. 3 page article provides background information about the real 54th regiment, role in Civil War and real men who served. Article also includes background of Hollywood characters & their roles, historical inaccuracies in movie. Lesson has an one page graphic organizer for students to complete while watching the movie, and reflective/ discussion questions. Finally, lesson includes assessment that has five short answer/essay responses based on movie & article.
There is a pp presentation "GLORY - Mass 54th PPTs - introduction to movie & historical accuracies" that is a companion to this lesson also available at my store ($4.00).