Linguistic (Word) Intelligence Activities

    1. Perform the 1947 Freedom Train Reader’s Theatre. 1947 Freedom Train Reader’s Theatre script pdficon_small
    2. Dress up as President Harry Truman and read the letter aloud that he wrote to the American Heritage Foundation. Harry Truman Letter to the American Heritage Foundationpdficon_small
    3. Dress up as William Coblenz, an assistant director with the Public Information division of the Department of Justice and tell the story of how he got the idea and how it reached President Harry Truman. William Coblenz Storypdficon_small
    4. Dress up as the President of the American Heritage Foundation, Tom Brophy, and explain how the Freedom Train was built and received its name. American Heritage Foundation and Planpdficon_small
    5. Dress up as President Harry Truman and read the speech he gave when the Freedom Train stopped at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. President Harry Truman’s Speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniapdficon_small
    6. Write a poem about what the 1947 Freedom Train means to you.
    7. Create a PowerPoint presentation. Choose from one of these three U.S. founding documents aboard the Freedom Train. Include a picture of the original document. Pick one interesting point you learned from this document and explain how it affects your life. Include a summary version of the point you picked from the provided documents. Use photographs, pictures, or clip art to illustrate your point. Include a title for your PowerPoint presentation. Declaration of Independencepdficon_small   Bill of Rightspdficon_small  Constitution for Younger Kidspdficon_smallConstitutionpdficon_small
    8. Write a short story about your imaginary visit aboard the 1947 Freedom Train.
    9. Write and/or tape record a radio station ad announcing the 1947 Freedom Train coming to your city. As the Disc Jockey, include exciting facts about the Freedom Train in your announcement. Facts About the 1947 Freedom Trainpdficon_small
    10. Write and create a drama presentation of a radio station ad to advertise the Freedom Train coming to your town. Include exciting facts about the Freedom Train in your announcement. Facts About the 1947 Freedom Trainpdficon_small
    11. Write and/or video record a TV commercial and jingle to advertise the Freedom Train coming to your town. Include exciting facts about the Freedom Train in your announcement. Facts About the 1947 Freedom Trainpdficon_small
    12. Write and create a drama presentation of a TV commercial and jingle to advertise the Freedom Train coming to your town. Include exciting facts about the Freedom Train in your announcement. Facts About the 1947 Freedom Trainpdficon_small
    13. Write and/or video record a news station capturing the big event of the Freedom Train coming to your city. Use your class built Freedom Train in the news story. Include exciting facts about the Freedom train in your newscast. Facts About the 1947 Freedom Trainpdficon_small
    14. Write and create a drama presentation of a news station capturing the big event of the Freedom Train coming to your city. Include exciting facts about the Freedom train in your newscast. Use your class built Freedom Train in the news story. Facts About the 1947 Freedom Trainpdficon_small
    15. Dress up like a Marine guard aboard the 1947 Freedom Train and read the letter you received from Virginia Congressman, Bob Goodlatte. Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s Letter of Gratitudepdficon_small

      U.S. Constitution in Simple English prepared by Elizabeth Claire, MATESOL, publisher of Easy English NEWS

The 1947 Freedom Train is sure to be a family favorite and teacher treasure
for generations to come.
It’s an untold story that inspires patriotism, respect for all our military heroes,
and appreciation of our great freedoms!

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