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