These materials are intended for use during and after showing the movie "Glory" in class. The movie is from 1989 and stars Matthew Broderick and Morgan Freeman. It tells the story of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Infantry Unit of Union soldiers, comprised of African Americans. The film covers an important time in history, both militarily and socially.
This download is 6 pages and includes the following:
* A one-page study guide to be used during the film. It includes ten short answer questions, and students will complete it while they watch the movie. I find that it helps them stay on task and pay attention.
* A one-page handout for an essay assignment. The assignment is a 300 word count essay, and students are given five writing prompts to pick from. All prompts have to do with the historical impact of the 54th Infantry unit, a reaction to the film, or both.
* A grading rubric for the essay. This is a one-page handout that informs students of how their essay will be grades. I made this essay 50 points, but it can be changed to meet your needs.
* The last three pages are an article from the Atlantic, and they can be used for supplemental reading, extra credit, or however you'd like to incorporate it into the lesson. The article centers around racially discriminatory pay practices for African American soldiers at the time, and the time and effort it took to overcome those.
There are six pages total in this download. One worksheet, two handouts, and a three page supplementary reading activity.