Re-creating Orphan Train Stories
From 1854 to 1929, an estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children were placed with families throughout the United States and Canada during the Orphan Train Movement. This assessment includes a set of 15 stories about actual children’s experiences as orphans with the Orphan Train.
In small groups of three to five, students will use movement, rhythm and graphic arts to retell the story of one of the Orphan Train riders.
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