Education Your Job Writing Assignment


Due to lack of technology, communication is not easy during the Civil War. You will be writing many letters during this horrible time of war. Your assignment will be to write a letter to a family member or friend to let him/her know how you are doing. You will need to use lots of adjectives.

By reading your letter, family and friends should be able to understand the enormous hardships you encounter whatever your role might be. Students’ characters and instructions will be unique. Use the resources provided for your role by The Sherman Museum to get to know the character you choose.

To wrap up this activity, you will present your letter to the class. This is where your character will come alive as you reveal your secret identity through the letter!

Character Roles:
– Union Soldier
– Confederate Soldier
– Union General
– Confederate General
– Prisoner of War
– Abolitionist
– Abraham Lincoln
– Jefferson Davis
– Harriet Beecher Stowe
– Woman on Homefront
– War Doctor/Nurse
– Quartermaster
– Dred Scott