This Friday, September 26th, is the anniversary of Johnny Appleseed’s birth. Many classrooms are studying apples and fall right now, so I thought it only appropriate to share some selected resources with you.
The American Storyteller Radio Journal, Episode 190 – Nelson Lauver briefly discussed the history of Johnny Apple.
- Apples: A Class Act Teacher’s Guide P-3
- Apples: A Class Act Teacher’s Guide 4-6
- Wise Guys Coloring Book
Apples and More – Here you’ll find some information on apples, apple history, and apple varieties.
Johnny Appleseed: A Pioneer – This site from the Virginia State Apple Board provides information on John Chapman.
Mrs. Nelson’s Class: Apple Unit – Here you’ll find activities, reproducibles and photographs of finished apple projects.
Passionately Curious: Apple Study – This is a brief description of an apple study that includes samples of student journal entries.
Monthly Theme: Apples – This site from Houghton Mifflin provides a series of activity ideas and downloadable materials.
Wisconsin Apple Growers Association Educational Materials – Here you’ll find apple facts, word games and stories, as well as PDF files for your use.
A is for Apple – This thematic unit has a variety of songs, poems, activity ideas and book suggestions.
Apple Orchard Field Trip Tips – Here are some great ideas if you are planning on visiting an orchard.
Teacher CyberGuide: Apples – This S.C.O.R.E project is focused on second grade activities on apples.
Apple Country Teacher Kit – Scroll down for a series of downloadable lessons and activities on apples.
**Jane Yolen has a new book out entitled Johnny Appleseed: The Legend and the Truth. You can read my review.