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Students participate in a variety of activities surrounding a thematic unit on apples and Johnny Appleseed.
Students participate in a variety of activities surrounding a thematic unit on apples and Johnny Appleseed.
Learners participate in a variety of activities surrounding a thematic unit on apples and Johnny Appleseed.
First graders will love the (mostly-true) story of Johnny Appleseed! This presentation will enable them to take a closer look into his life. They will chart what they already know about Johnny Appleseed and what they would like to know. Additionally, they compare past and present through reading and discussions about this famous figure from America's past. Fantastic PowerPoint!
Students read stories about Johnny Appleseed, taste different kinds of apples and discuss what a seed is. They make charts and do tempura apple tree drawings. This looks like a beautiful instructional activity for kindergarten students!
Learners discover information about Johnny Appleseed by listening to the storybook by Steven Kellogg.  In this reading lesson, students answer questions posed from the teacher about John Chapman. 
Students study the life of John Chapman and compare it with the fictional character, Johnny Appleseed. Students listen to books about Johnny Appleseed, and watch a video and PowerPoint if available. They make a KWL chart, make an online Venn diagram, and make a timeline using software. They write a non-fiction story of John Chapman's life, in which they insert clip-art.
Students investigate Johnny Appleseed.  For this cross curriculum literacy and U.S. history lesson, students listen to Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg, and dictate important events in his life as the teacher writes them on index cards.  A timeline is made using the cards, and the students create their own timeline on the computer. A related song is included.
Second graders create Johnny Appleseed using origami. In this geometry instructional activity, 2nd graders classify geometric figures. After reading Johnny Appleseed, students create a 3-D image of Johnny Appleseed using origami.  Resources are included.
Second graders make an origami Johnny Appleseed. In this geometry lesson students follow folding instructions. They find different geometric shapes while they are folding. They create Johnny Appleseed's body and attach a face and hands as well as apples and shoes.
Second graders calculate mileage for a journey. In this place value and measurement lesson plan, 2nd graders read Johnny Appleseed, work in groups to locate his birthplace on a map, locate the other states he stopped in, and measure the distance between each stop. Students calculate the mileage needed for Johnny Appleseed's journey and discuss the place value of each number.
In this Johnny Appleseed worksheet, students read information about Johnny Appleseed and answer comprehension questions. Students answer eight true and false statements.
Pupils listen to the book, JOHNNY APPLESEED focusing on the directions that he traveled within the United States. They discuss Johnny Appleseed's westward travels locating the westward direction on the map and also answer questions using hand signals for the four cardinal directions.
First graders are introduced to various resources in the library. To find information about Johnny Appleseed, they explore these resources in the library to find answers to student generated fact and fiction questions about him.
Second graders explore the story of Johnny Appleseed. This book is written in rhyme and relates to the life of John Chapman. They also write a poem or story that rhymes in their journal notebooks.
Students become familiar with the story of Johnny Appleseed by reading, singing and creating a Johnny Appleseed hat. In this Johnny Appleseed instructional activity, students understand that Johnny Appleseed was a philanthropist and gave unselfishly of himself. Students write letters for tree donations. Students choose a place to plant and plant donated apples trees as a philanthropic act.
Learners estimate the number of apples in a bushel basket and complete center activities. In this estimation and number sense lesson plan based on the theme of Johnny Appleseed, students read about Johnny Appleseed, then estimate and count apples in a basket and solve math problems based on apples. Lesson includes extension activities and center ideas.
Students explore the Johnny Appleseed story. In this service learning lesson, students invite others to a Johnny Appleseed inspired performance to share an applesauce snack.
Students explore the Johnny Appleseed story. In this service learning lesson, students listen to the story of Johnny Appleseed and discover how he was a philanthropist.
Learners explore the work of Johnny Appleseed. In this philanthropy lesson plan, students discover the philanthropic work of Johnny Appleseed and participate in hands-on classroom activities.

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