This packet is excellent for studying soldier life while covering the Civil War. The packet includes 5 different jobs of soldiers during the Civil War. It explains the job and also gives details about other things soldier did while in camp. It also includes 5 different letter papers that match the solider jobs. The students must write a letter home to someone as if they were a person with that job during the Civil War using details from the packet. It also includes graphic organizers to help them organize their learned information.