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