Lesson Plan

The First African American Regiment

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Young historians examine a memorial sculpture of the first African American regiment in the Civil War, and then compare how the experiences of the regiment are portrayed in letters and poetry, as well as in the motion picture, Glory

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • This lesson can be used not only in review of the Civil War, but also during Black History Month or while studying African American history
Classroom Considerations
  • This lesson requires you to obtain a copy of Glory, as well as prepare any necessary projection/video equipment
  • Use other resources to support your presentation of Glory, such as guided notes or discussion questions designed specifically for the film
  • Online image allows you to zoom-in and closely analyze sculpture
  • Includes good general background information on the 54th Regiment
  • Recommended activity poems are not included; instructor will need to search for these and print and copy for class members