Before my students read Ch. 14 in The Watsons Go to Birmingham, I had them complete this research assignment. They had to research information on the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on Sept. 15th, 1963. Not only did this assignment help them work on their research skills, but it helped them understand Ch. 14 and 15 on a whole new level. I taught this novel with 9th grade students, so if you have a lower grade level, you might use this as more of a supplemental assignment for motivated, higher level learners.