Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The movie "Glory" is available online!

An illustration of the 54th Massachusetts, including Sergeant Carney, who's famous for grabbing the U.S. flag and saying, "Boys, the old flag never touched the ground!"
Colonel Shaw as played by Matthew Broderick, joined by Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman
Thank goodness for Julianna's idea this afternoon!  We don't have time to watch the whole movie in class, but during my period with 803 (which was awesome today, by the way), Julianna suggested that I post the movie online.  As it turns out, the entire movie is available online for free!  This is an excellent film that won three Oscars when it was released in 1989.  Through this link, you can watch Glory on Hulu.  The movie trailier is available here.  If you want more background information on Glory, try this Wikipedia article.

Looking for more information on the 54th Massachusetts Regiment?  This website has terrible grammar but has great illustrations.

Alannah asked this question today, and I didn't know the answer: "Did slaves wear glasses or did they just go around half-blind?"  Anybody want to do the research and get back to us?  If you write a full paragraph in your own words in answer to the question, you'll get extra credit.


  1. Is this for us 7th graders. Because I would like to see this movie if this is one of the things we are going to learn. Please get back to me if we are going to learn this. -Jaileen <3

  2. Seventh graders are going to watch a clip from this at the end of this year or the beginning of next year, depending on how fast we get through our material, Jaileen. Thanks for asking.