This untold patriotic story is a wonderful read-aloud for K-2nd grade classrooms being spread out over a few days with students enjoying the captivating and beautiful illustrations. Author Visits find the 3rd-5th graders thoroughly engaged for the read-aloud and with this, a compelling read for these students. It is simply an all around “good fit” book!

This is a fictional story about a historical event that will help children begin to understand the importance of the U.S. documents that protect the freedom of Americans. The real-life 1947 Freedom Train carried the nation’s vital founding documents around the country to show them to Americans of all ages. The Freedom Train’s journey helped viewers see the laws that have worked to protect freedom for all Americans since the founding of the country. Learning about the 1947 Freedom Train will also help today’s children see the importance of honoring the men and women who have secured the country’s freedoms, allowing its citizens to continue to live at peace.

We believe our book is sure to become a teacher treasure, as it is a great resource to begin to build a foundation of knowledge about America’s founding documents by understanding their importance through this historic event. When students learn about this event, it will lead to a natural curiosity and motivation to understand more about the history behind America’s founding documents.

We have provided reading, writing, math, art, music, movement, theatre, drama, small group, community service, club and technology activity ideas to use in the process of learning with this amazing story! Enjoy using your favorite activity ideas!


Students will understand the significance that the 1947 Freedom Train had upon millions of people as they stepped aboard and viewed America’s founding documents. This, in turn, will help students learn the importance of the founding documents for their own lives while continuing to appreciate the military men and women who have served to protect their freedoms.

Getting Started

However you plan to use these activities, it all begins with reading aloud the All-American story, The 1947 Freedom Train. This story will thoroughly engage your students and motivate them to learn more about America’s founding documents that were aboard the train. After hearing this story, students will want to read the book again and again as they admire the awesome illustrations. This story and the activity ideas can be used any time throughout the school year.e school year.

Curiosity Question For Students


What do you think about over 3 million people, including children, in over 300 United States cities, waiting in long lines for up to 6 hours in some places, through heat, rain, sleet, and snow, without any devices or Internet… to step aboard the red, white, and blue Freedom Train to see America’s founding documents?

What do you think? We’re thinking…if millions of people, including children, went through all of this to board the Freedom Train to see these documents, it is going to be very cool to learn more about America’s founding documents!

We hope you hop on board to learn more about the great documents and history of our amazing country!

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Freedom Blog 4 Kids

Freedom Blog 4 KidsTeachers- Here is an opportunity to start a freedom dialogue among your students! Potentially a club could be formed with adult supervision to monitor the blog and praise the language and acts of caring that promote freedom inside your school or homeschool community.

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Help Each Loyal Patriot (H.E.L.P.)

kids saluting Here is a fantastic Community Service project your school or organization can consider starting. It will be exciting to find out about organizations where you live that are helping American Veterans and their widows and families.

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Motivating kids to discover their United States freedoms and
honor the military heroes who paved the way for
all to achieve their American Dream.