September 12–November 11
It was said that he traveled the land, often shoeless, wearing a pot on his head. On this tour, Johnny Appleseed will help students explore the unique qualities of his favorite fruit tree. Find out how apples are important to people and the earth from the time the seed is planted in the ground, to mulching with apple leftovers to help new trees grow.
What will my students do?
Meet Johnny Appleseed in person
Compare our old growth apple trees to those from our newly planted apple orchard
See a modern cider press; use a hand-crank press to make cider, then taste-test the results
Explore the life cycle of an apple
Take an apple home
What will my students learn?
Understand that Johnny Appleseed (actually John Chapman) was a real figure in history
Use their five senses to determine differences in both trees and apples
Examine and understand how machines have changed over time and have impacted how we get the goods we need and want
Understand that a tree and the fruit that grows on it is a living thing with a specific process
Language Arts K.4.8, K.7.1, K.7.5
Science K.1.1, K.4.2, K.6.1
Social Studies K.1.1, K.1.3, K.1.4
Language Arts 1.7.1, 1.7.2, 1.7.5, 1.7.10
Science 1.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, 1.5.3, 1.6.2
Social Studies 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.4
Language Arts 2.7.1, 2.7.2, 2.7.7, 2.7.14
Science 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.6, 2.3.1, 2.3.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.3, 2.4.4,
Social Studies 2.1.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.4