At Learning Through Literature, we believe that well-written stories can inspire children to make the strongest learning connections. Mix in some fun, hands-on activities, and new knowledge is solidified in a child’s mind without tests and worksheets.
Our Guides harness the power of stories as a direction for intentional learning adventures.
For this guide, we feature the story of Johnny Appleseed because of its importance in American literature and the sheer fun of the tall tale.
Simply reading the tale is enjoyable. Reading and exploring the richness of connected topics helps anchor new knowledge to something memorable.
The learning begins with reading any version of the tale you find available (although we recommend a few versions for ideas). From there, we explore the real person behind the tale, the history and geography surrounding his life, and other fun learning adventures with apples.
What’s included in the The Johnny Appleseed Guide
⭐️ Tall Tales: Learn about tall tales and how they bring characters to life.
⭐️ The Real Johnny Appleseed: Get the facts about his life and some of the legends.
⭐️ Geography: See how apple trees came to America and how they spread westward across the country.
⭐️ Nature Study: Study more about the life cycle of an apple tree.
⭐️ Science: Have fun experimenting with apples.
⭐️ Cooking: Share a couple of our favorite apple recipes.
⭐️ Music: Learn the fun Johnny Appleseed song!
Recommended Age: Preschool through Elementary (with suggestions for including older children)
**Because this is a digital product we suggest you download the guide to a computer. Once downloaded, it can be shared to your mobile device.
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