The packet includes:
- the letter with background info for kids
- worksheet with written response questions & key
- True & False quiz (fairly easy questions) & key
I have seen water in some students' eyes when I use this loving but heartbreaking letter. Sullivan Ballou penned this letter to his wife before he fought at the Battle of Bull Run (or First Manassas). It is a wonderful letter about concern for his children, love of his wife and his sense of duty and patriotism. He was killed during the battle. The letter has proven effective in helping to humanize the people in the Civil War.
--- The Past is a Blast