Although this packet was created for Colorado history content, it can be easily adapted to any state. Students will choose a time period in Colorado's history and persuade their audience of the importance of their time period and how it impacted Colorado. Included in the product is a graphic organizer that walks students through a 5 paragraph essay, a revision checklist, a grading rubric, as well as an essay sample. The sample is a made up time period in Colorado so it helps to guide students through the essentials of the essay without using the same content that they will be using. This product lines up with The Colorado Story textbook by Noel & Faulkner as required by most Colorado schools in 4th grade.