This is a thorough lesson plan plus a homework writing assignment and rubric for the film "The Mission." The mission is a film that examines the colonization of South America. It looks at the relationship and tension between European powers, the Catholic Church and the treatment of the indigenous population. It is a very moving film and one that students continuously come back to me and thank me for showing as part of the class. This lesson plan gives you a breakdown by time segments of scenes I use plus discussion questions and overview for each scene. Also I have a homework writing assignment which reflects on the film and includes a grading rubric.