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Eighth graders examine songs and poetry that feature freedom themes. In this U.S. government instructional activity, 8th graders participate in a classroom activity that requires them to analyze the songs and poems "Yankee Doodle," "Statehood," and "Freedom Train." Students discuss the tones and themes of the selections and then write their own acrostic poems using the word "freedom."