Which communities/sites around the U.S. claim John Henry as their own? Weigh the evidence for each one and pick the one you think is most likely to be true.
Use a map to record John Chapman’s travels across the U.S. How does this video compare to his actual life? What is his legacy today?
Paul Bunyan statues dot the U.S. Research to determine which one is closest to where you live? When was it built, by whom, and for what purpose?
Using graph paper, draw a diagram of the rail yard where Casey Jones died. Include each of the trains present, how long they were, and which railroad tracks they were on. Read a newspaper article from the time of the accident, how does it compare to the film version?