Lesson Plan

Apples Around Us

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Apple tasting launches an investigation of the story and travels of John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed. After listening to his story, class members craft a summary of the tale, chart his journeys on a map, and sample different types of this amazing fruit.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have kids research and illustrate different types of apples
Classroom Considerations
  • Before engaging in the lesson, check with parents and/or the school nurse for class members with allergies
  • Caution kids not to shout out the name of the item if they believe they know what is in the bag
  • Provide an alternative (describing the texture of the different types of apples, for example) for those kids who can or will not sample the apples
  • The detailed lesson combines language arts, history, and science activities
  • None
Common Core