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This writing assignment is designed to allow students to write a letter about the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. This writing assignment is great when combined with a unit on the Texas Revolution. However, this assignment can be used as an individual lesson plan.
Students can use the following websites to gather information about the Battle of the Alamo.
Travis’s Appeal for Aid at the Alamo
Battle of the Alamo Video Clip
The student handout will guide students through the process of writing the letter about the Battle of the Alamo. The letter uses creative writing by allowing students to take the role of a slave inside the Alamo or as a Mexican soldier. A grading rubric is included for the teacher.