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