Johnny Appleseed Keri, Jen, Jes & John ED 417-02
Johnny Appleseed • 2nd Grade • Let’s celebrate Johnny Chapman’s birthday by learning about his life
Objectives • For students to have a better understanding of Johnny Appleseed’s journey across the United States • Have students graph & compare numbers • Distinguish & illustrate the stages of an apple tree • Understand what makes plants grow • Learn proper letter writing technique & develop reflective thinking
Materials Needed • Books on Johnny Appleseed • Websites on Johnny Appleseed • Apples (green, yellow, red) • Map of United States • Paint & Paintbrushes • Pots, soil, seeds • Writing paper, pencils • Cloth grid
Websites about Johnny Appleseed • www.appleseed.net - Johnny Appleseed Home Page • www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fields/9587/ - Appleseed Alley • www.jappleseed.org/history.html - J Appleseed & Co • www.geocities.com/tanseyjim/appleseed.htm - Johnny Appleseed • www.alphabet-soup.net/dir2/johnny.html - Johnny Appleseed
Song about Johnny“Thank You Johnny Appleseed” Thank you Johnny Appleseed. We owe you quite a lot, For the apples that you planted With a Bible and a cooking pot. Your seeds were planted far and wide. You gave a helping hand. A friendly word you had for all, Across our frontier land. Thank you Johnny Appleseed. We owe you quite a lot. The lovely trees and apples, And the lessons that you taught.
Activity #1 - Math • Each child chooses which color of apple is their favorite • Place apple on graph • Compare and contrast totals
More Math Activities • Sort colors of apples • Sort sizes of apples • Create patterns of colors with the apples • Use apples to do adding and subtracting
More Math Activities • Have children cut apples to learn about fractions • Sequencing the life of an apple tree • Tallying apples
Activity #2 - Social Studies • Teacher reads Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg • Children draw apples on map of United States as Johnny ‘walks’ throughout each state
SS Activity Continued • Locating and naming states • Discuss the months that Johnny was able to plant seeds • Use a calendar to mark out the months during his journey
More SS Activities • Place events from Johnny Appleseed’s life on a time line • Listen to and discuss songs, poetry, literature and drama • Make a map of their neighborhood and where they could plant appleseeds
Activity #3 - Art • From reading in book, children will paint the different stages of an apple tree • They will use red, white, brown, green paint
Art Activites Continued • Draw a picture of Johnny Appleseed • Make a diorama of Johnny Appleseed’s cabin • Coloring Johnny Appleseed pictures
Activity #4 - Science • Children will learn about how plants grow through a science experiment • Some seeds will be watered, some will have sun, some will have neither
Science Activities Continued • Make applesauce and other apple foods • Tasting different kinds of apples • Discuss Johnny Appleseed’s health and nutrition due to living outdoors
Activity #5 - Language Arts • Children will learn about proper letter writing techniques • They will write Happy Birthday letters to Johnny • They will also write to Johnny telling him about what they learned in class about his life
Language Arts Continued • Write a poem about Johnny Appleseed • Write & Direct a play about Johnny Appleseed • Predict what might of happened if Johnny lived longer
Johnny Appleseed Poem In The Apple Tree Tune: This Old Man Away up high in the apple tree Two red apples smiled at me. I shook that tree as hard as I could Down came the apples Mmmmm were they good!
This Is Done How About Them Apples?