When teaching the Civil War I have always spent time covering Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment and closed the lesson by viewing the film Glory.
Here is a packet of useful assignments and questions.
Background information on Robert Shaw and the formation of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment
2 of Robert Gould Shaw's letters (primary source) first discussing not wanting to take command of the regiment and then why he decided to take command - includes student assignment - discussion prompt
Letter detailing the Darien Georgia raid with accompanying reading questions
glory movie character guide
3 sets of questions pertaining to the movie
some additional discussion or research questions
10 additional letters written by Shaw describing his experiences leading the Massachusetts 54th Regiment
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