This resource is a simple PowerPoint with instructions for writing a letter to a historical figure. The directions ask students to complete a compare and contrast assignment and then write a letter explaining similarities and differences between the student's life and the historical figure's life. This is a valuable way to add personal relevance to learning about a historical figure, however, the assignment should be developed more fully. It is recommended to provide a model of the assignment as well as more detailed instructions as to how to complete the compare and contrast triangle. This type of assignment can be used with any significant person that is covered in the content.