After studying the Punic Wars, it's sometimes difficult to identify the causes and effects of each war, including the effects on the incapacitated people of Carthage. Students are asked to write a Letter to the Editor that includes causes and effects of all 3 wars, direct effects on the Carthaginians, and time order. This assignment utilizes cause and effect practice of language arts and may work well as a cross-curricular activity. Students are also to write persuasively in a Letter to the Editor, in which they must propose a solution to their problem.
The zip file includes a sample letter and a rubric.