The steam locomotive "John Bull" was built in 1831 and ran for 35 years, pulling trains of passen
Sing, Play, and Cook Railroad-Style
Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Lessons & Activities
Duration: 20 minutes
Date Posted: 11/30/2010
Playing, singing, and cooking can bring learning about trains to life! Part of an OurStory module entitled All Aboard the Train!, this activity includes tips for incorporating special terms used by railroad workers into playing with trains, cooking a train café car menu, or singing train-related classics like "I've Been Workin' On the Railroad" or "Chattanooga Choo Choo." OurStory is designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of children's literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Standards For English Language Arts (Grades K-12)
12: Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
4: Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
9: Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.