Day 1 - World History
Where did apples come from? This WebQuest will take you on a journey back in time to the 1800's and teach you about Johnny Appleseed's journey across the United States. Locate and take a bite out of the first question and we will get to the core of how apples have helped America from over 200 years ago. I want you to click on the links under resources for Day 1 and read the article titled "Who Was Johnny Appleseed". You will then click on the link #2 titled "Story and Quiz of Johnny Appleseed" where you will listen to the interactive story and then take the quiz. You will then be placed in groups of four. Each of you will use an apple cutout to color red, green or yellow and then decorate it to be placed on "The Apple Barrel" wall in the classroom.
Day 2 - American History
Where did Johnny Appleseed get the apple seeds? Johnny Appleseed provided people with seeds that started new apple orchards as he traveled in America.During this time of our history people were beginning to leave towns and cities that they have lived in on the East Coast and were starting to travel west to look for new homes and places for farms. Johnny Appleseed was a pioneer which is someone that leads the way into a land that is unknown to others. This invovled using covered wagons and flatboats.During this time many different types of apples were planted from various seeds. You will explore the types, colors and tastes of apples that exist in the world today. You will take another bite out this lesson by completing this activity. Click on the links below labeled Story of Johnny Appleseed and read the story and take the Washington Apple Trivia Quiz. Then click on the link Fresh for Kids - Types of Apples. You will then be placed in groups of three and given a McIntosh apple, Granny Smith apple, and a Golden Delicious apple. Write down at least 4 facts for each apple such as taste, and where they are grown.
Day 3 - Geography
What states did Johnny Appleseed travel across as a pioneer to plant appleseeds? This activity will show you exactly which states he traveled across. Click on the link labeled "States of Johnny Appleseed". You will study the map and click on each state to learn about the state. You will then access the link for the Word document for the map of the United States. You will print out the map and color each state a different color. The color legend is as follows: New York = blue; Massachusetts = yellow; New Hampshire = red; Connecticut = green; Pennsylvania = orange; New Jersey = purple. You will then create your map of a familiar place such as the classroom or your bedroom.
Day 4 - Economics
We will now use the Internet to play a game to be able to assemble your own apple pie. Click on the link below labeled "Apple Pie Game". Imagine that you are in a bakery making apple pies for customers. You have to add the correct amount of ingredients into the apple pies in order to make the customer's orders correct. If you do not make the applie pies correctly as customers order them they you lose money because the pies have to be tossed in the trash.
Day 5 - Civics/Government
We are now going to dig into how apples help our communities. You will click on the link labeled Johnny Appleseed Festival. Watch the video to see how Johnny Appleseed is celebrated at festivals around the world. This will give you a better understanding as to how apples and apple trees help people and our communities. You now going to plant apple seeds in styrofoam cups. You will need to click on the link labeld Planting Apple Seeds. This information will help you understand how to plant and care for your apple tree. There is also a fun link for an apple jigsaw puzzle that you can click on also.