If you are looking for a writing assignment to help you justify showing the movie "The Patriot", you've come to the right place! I'm including a prompt that challenges students to justify the showing of this controversial movie in middle school. This argumentative writing prompt also includes a small graphic organizer for students to complete as they watch the movie and a short pre-write for students to fill-in before they begin writing. This assignment correlates with the common core in that it is writing for a real-world purpose. I've also included a rubric to be used for student self-assessment and a rubric for peer scoring. I scrunched the prompt, graphic organizer and pre-write onto one page for copying purposes. (I don't know about you, but I've got a limit!) The assignment mentions middle school, but it could easily be changed to high school.