Johnny Appleseed Guide
Enjoy a fun apple-centered day!
The Johnny Appleseed Guide is a memorable learning adventure centered around a simple story. You may be familiar with Johnny Appleseed, but have you explored his story?
Take a day and focus on this story! Your kids will have a fun a memorable day and that will stay with them long after it’s over.
Here’s what the guide contains:
🍎 History of John Chapman (the real Johnny Appleseed)
🍎 Geography surrounding apples in America
🍎 Nature Study with apples + projects to make it real
🍎 Science with Apples (fun, fast, and easy!)
🍎 Favorite Apple Recipes to make as a family
🍎 Suggested book list to enrich the study
🍎 Tall Tales Literature Learning
🍎 Printables for projects
🍎 Supply List for simple projects
And a few surprises!
Be sure to read our Description below for more information about this guide.
What people are saying about our guides…
“First of all, let me just say this guide is INCREDIBLE! It’s a great mix of reading, discussion and hands-on to keep everyone engaged, even across different age groups.” Elizabeth H.
Note: This guide is an electronic item and is non-returnable. Be sure to read our Description below for more information.
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)
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