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This writing assignment is designed to allow students to write a letter about the Battle of Gettysburg in a fun and creative way.
Students will use the following websites to gather information about the Battle of Gettysburg:
Civil War Trust: Gettysburg
United States Army Website: Battle of Gettysburg
National Park Service: Gettysburg
The three websites are very student friendly. The student handout will guide students through the process of writing the letter about the Battle of Gettysburg. The letter uses creative writing by allowing students to take the role of a Union or Confederate soldier at the Battle of Gettysburg. A grading rubric is included for the teacher.