Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Birthday American Pioneer - Johnny Appleseed!

With the arrival of autumn in many places in America comes the time to harvest the apple crop from nearby farms and orchards. When this country was still quite young and pioneers were moving west to new lands, one man helped provide food for their new land. Who was Johnny Appleseed, and how was he involved in the spread of apple trees across America?  This week we celebrate his birthday!

Here's a few fun links from Autumn Treasures Download N Go to get you started learning about this famous American pioneer:

Johnny Appleseed

The Legend of Johnny Appleseed

All About Apples: Good for cooking, craft projects, and more

Here are some of the books that complement this unit study. You do not need them all- just try to find a few that sound interesting for your students.  Unit study tip: When working on unit studies, it can be so helpful to take a laundry basket and redefine its purpose—it will now become the unit study/library book basket! This way, the books are easier to locate when you need them, and it really does become a habit after a while. Read on!

Johnny Appleseed, by Reeve Lindbergh. ISBN 0316526347
Johnny Appleseed: John Chapman, God’s Faithful Planter, by David R. Collins. ISBN 0880621346
Johnny Appleseed: The Story of a Legend, by Will Moses. ISBN 0142401382
Red Are the Apples, by Marc Harshman and Cheryl Ryan. ISBN 0152060650
Apples, by Jacqueline Farmer. ISBN 1570916942
Ten Red Apples, by Pat Hutchins. ISBN 0688167977
How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro. ISBN 0064451178
The Apple Pie Tree, by Zoe Hall. ISBN 0590623826
Applesauce, by Shirley Kurtz. ISBN 1561480657

More fun learning adventures are waiting for you and your child. Use code "Apple4U" to get Autumn Treasures Download N Go for just $4 through 10/1/11!

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