I know that I love a good road trip now and then, but one thing I haven't done is take a trip on Route 66. To me, it has always symbolized a new found freedom Americans felt and an overall feeling of happiness once the Great Depression and World War II subsided. More Americans were able to afford cars and to travel. One of our guided reading groups recently read a book titled, "Route 66" and wanted more information. I found this great website that ties in facts and pictures of the road's attractions with fitness. It's called www.PaceTrek.com and my students just loved it!
I especially recommend the slideshow that plays the song "Get Your Kicks on Route 66" along with pictures from the famous road.
Younger kids may recognize Route 66 from the Disney Movie Cars. You can get more information to read, download and print coloring pages, and watch videos at this Interstate Highway Project Resources Page.
Emily Priddy has created a great free guidebook to Route 66 for kids that you can download for free! Just click on the image below.
You can also download a free Route 66 worksheet by clicking on the image.
Just remember...life is a highway!