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ROUTE 66

 

(Updated on 10/04/2011)


 


 

Activities to print Photos
Cinema Postcards
Ghosts Resources
Interactive activities Songs
Listening Videos
Maps Webquests

 


Related pages :

Civilization : The USA
Geography : The USA
Jack KEROUAC
The road (vocabulary and activities)

 

 

RESOURCES :

  • History of Route 66 - Why is this road so important to America? (national66.org)
    "In his famous social commentary, The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck proclaimed U. S. Highway 66 the "Mother Road." Steinbeck's classic 1939 novel, combined with the 1940 film recreation of the epic odyssey, served to immortalize Route 66 in the American consciousness. An estimated 210,000 people migrated to California to escape the despair of the Dust Bowl. Certainly in the minds of those who endured that particularly painful experience, and in the view of generations of children to whom they recounted their story, Route 66 symbolized the "road to opportunity."

 

  • LEGENDARY ROUTE 66 (legendsofamerica.com)
    66 Home | Info | Facts | Gallery | Ghosts | Ghost Towns | Emporium | Maps | Stories |
    Museums | Associations | Links | Credits | Books | Postcards | Recipes |
    Arizona | California | Illinois | Kansas | Missouri | New Mexico | Oklahoma | Texas

 


MAPS :

 

 

 

 

 


(allposters.com)

 

(teachinghearts.org)

(monolith.com.au)

(route66.backroadsplanet.com)

(coachtrips.com)

 

(triquetra.co.uk)

 

 



PHOTOS :

  • Route 66 Photographs (route66photographs.com)
    Route Signs - Neon - Roadside Attractions - Billboards - Fill 'er Up - Classic Cars - Memorabilia - Cafes and Diners - Vanished Icons - Road Shots -
    Relics and Ruins - Bizarre and Unusual - Rear Ends - Motor Courts and Motels - Grab Bag

POSTCARDS :

  • Route 66 Postcards (legendsofamerica.com)
    Animals - Dollar - Floral - Foreign - Native American - Nostalgic - Old West - Other - People - Route 66 States



GHOSTS :

 

 

LISTENING :

  • Route 66 California: The End of the Trail - Text + Audio + Video - 19 December 2015
    "The western end of Route 66 is Santa Monica and the Pacific Ocean. California's Route 66 passes through the Mojave Desert, bypassed towns, and the urban sprawl of Los Angeles on its way to Hollywood, Beverly Hills and, finally, the Santa Monica Pier."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Arizona: The Spirit of Route 66 - Text + Photos + Audio - 13 December 2016
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • Santa Fe: The City Different - Text + Audio + Video - 5 December 2015
    "Early travelers of Route 66 passed through Santa Fe, New Mexico, America's oldest capital.
    The route may have bypassed Santa Fe long ago, but many Route 66 travelers still choose to take the original road up to the "City Different."
    This week, we find out what makes Santa Fe special."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Route 66 Serves Up Pizza, Fries, Burgers, Mole and More - Text + Audio + Video - 29 November 2015
    "From Chicago pizza to roadside burgers in Los Angeles, the food along Route 66 plays a special - and delicious - part of any journey down America's Main Street. Those foods include mole, a Mexican dish that shows cultural blending in the Southwest United States."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Ten Must-See Route 66 Attractions - Text + Audio + Video - 23 November 2015
    "The United States is full of odd roadside attractions. The Historic U.S. Route 66 is home to some of the oldest – and arguably most bizarre – attractions of them all. Here are 10 must-see attractions along the Mother Road."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • The People Along Route 66 - Text + Audio + Video
    "Stunning landscapes, quirky attractions, historic architecture and brightly lit motel signs surround Route 66. But it is the people along the way who help shape the character of the Mother Road. This week, we tell you about some of those people we met during our travels."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Going West for Decades on Route 66 - Text + Audio + Video
    "The Gateway Arch represents the beginning of the American West. It also commemorates St. Louis’s role in the nation’s westward expansion.
    Early settlers in the 1800s depended on the city as a final chance to stock up on food and other provisions before making the long journey west."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • International Tourists Drawn to Route 66 - Text + Audio + Video - 31 October 2015
    "Route 66, often called the Mother Road, is known worldwide. And every year, thousands of international visitors come to see what makes it so special. International interest in Route 66 is only growing."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Chicago: The Start of Route 66 - Text + Audio + Video - 24 October 2015
    "Few Americans pay attention to a brown street sign on East Adams Street in downtown Chicago.
    If you are not looking for it, it is easy to ignore.
    But every few minutes a group of international tourists take a picture in the front of the sign.
    It reads, “Historic Route - Illinois U.S. 66 - Begin.”

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • Route 66: 'The Highway That's The Best' - Text + Audio + Video - 17 October 2015
    "On November 11, 1926, a 3,900-kilometer long highway was established in the United States.It was not the first American highway.
    It was not the longest either. And it might not have been the fastest. But the road inspired musicians, writers and filmmakers.
    It appealed to explorers dreamers..."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Route 66 - AUDIO + WORKSHEETS by Laurence  Bernard (Ac. Martinique)
    (absolutenglish.org)
  • Getting Your Kicks on Route 66 - with AUDIO + SCRIPT
    "Taking a drive on the historic 'Mother Road' from Chicago to Los Angeles" | THIS IS AMERICA 
    "Read, listen and learn English with this story. Double-click on any word to find the definition in the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES :

  • Route 66
    "Watch the presentation, you can see it full screen if you wish.
    Then play the game.
    Listen to the song and fill-in the blanks."
    Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

 

 

ACTIVITIES TO PRINT :

  • Route 66 Printables
    Route 66 Wordsearch - Route 66 Vocabulary - Route 66 Crossword Puzzle - Route 66 Challenge -
    Route 66 Alphabet Activity - Route 66 Draw and Write - Fun with Route 66 - Tic-Tac-Toe - Route 66 Map Activity
    + History of Route 66
    (homeschooling.about.com)

 

WEBQUESTS :

  • Route 66
    "Route 66 - a highway in the USA - has become a legend.
    In this WebQuest you will organise a journey along Route 66, and produce a short tourist guide to help with this.
    Aimed at intermediate learners of English and higher levels."

    (theconsultants-e.com)

 

 

SONGS :

 

 

 

VIDEOS :

  • Route 66 California: The End of the Trail - Text + Audio + Video - 19 December 2015
    "The western end of Route 66 is Santa Monica and the Pacific Ocean. California's Route 66 passes through the Mojave Desert, bypassed towns, and the urban sprawl of Los Angeles on its way to Hollywood, Beverly Hills and, finally, the Santa Monica Pier."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Santa Fe: The City Different - Text + Audio + Video - 5 December 2015
    "Early travelers of Route 66 passed through Santa Fe, New Mexico, America's oldest capital.
    The route may have bypassed Santa Fe long ago, but many Route 66 travelers still choose to take the original road up to the "City Different."
    This week, we find out what makes Santa Fe special."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Route 66 Serves Up Pizza, Fries, Burgers, Mole and More - Text + Audio + Video - 29 November 2015
    "From Chicago pizza to roadside burgers in Los Angeles, the food along Route 66 plays a special - and delicious - part of any journey down America's Main Street. Those foods include mole, a Mexican dish that shows cultural blending in the Southwest United States."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Ten Must-See Route 66 Attractions - Text + Audio + Video - 23 November 2015
    "The United States is full of odd roadside attractions. The Historic U.S. Route 66 is home to some of the oldest – and arguably most bizarre – attractions of them all. Here are 10 must-see attractions along the Mother Road."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • The People Along Route 66 - Text + Audio + Video
    "Stunning landscapes, quirky attractions, historic architecture and brightly lit motel signs surround Route 66. But it is the people along the way who help shape the character of the Mother Road. This week, we tell you about some of those people we met during our travels."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Going West for Decades on Route 66 - Text + Audio + Video
    "The Gateway Arch represents the beginning of the American West. It also commemorates St. Louis’s role in the nation’s westward expansion.
    Early settlers in the 1800s depended on the city as a final chance to stock up on food and other provisions before making the long journey west."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • International Tourists Drawn to Route 66 - Text + Audio + Video - 31 October 2015
    "Route 66, often called the Mother Road, is known worldwide. And every year, thousands of international visitors come to see what makes it so special. International interest in Route 66 is only growing."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Chicago: The Start of Route 66 - Text + Audio + Video - 24 October 2015
    "Few Americans pay attention to a brown street sign on East Adams Street in downtown Chicago.
    If you are not looking for it, it is easy to ignore.
    But every few minutes a group of international tourists take a picture in the front of the sign.
    It reads, “Historic Route - Illinois U.S. 66 - Begin.”

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • Route 66 - Chicago - VIDEO - 23 October 2015
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Route 66: 'The Highway That's The Best' - Text + Audio + Video - 17 October 2015
    "On November 11, 1926, a 3,900-kilometer long highway was established in the United States.It was not the first American highway.
    It was not the longest either. And it might not have been the fastest. But the road inspired musicians, writers and filmmakers.
    It appealed to explorers dreamers..."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

 

 

CINEMA :

  • CARS the Movie - Disney Pixar Animated Film (route66.backroadsplanet.com)