Johnny Appleseed's history for children in kindergarten and first grade explained with a non fiction story. This pack also contains a science/facts booklet "All about Apples" with Johnny Appleseed as the narrator.
Although Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) was real, many of the stories connected to him are myths. In the anchor text I wrote about him, I tried to be as close to reality as possible without taking away some fun parts, which the children enjoy.
Chapman Family Association
Johnny Appleseed - A Pioneer Hero
Ohio History Central - John Chapman
Johnny Appleseed biography
U.S Apple Association
You can use this in the reading/literacy center, as an emergent reader or for group reading. It is also appropriate for a great (hi)story sequence activity.
You can print it or use with your laptop, projector or Ipad in class.
The children learn facts about Johnny Appleseed and apples in a simple and comprehensive way.
- Common core ELA worksheets
- Math with apples
- Geography activity
- Science worksheets
- Graphic organizers
- The letter A,a (tracing&worksheets)
- 2 posters about apples (Parts of an apple, apple tree life cycle)
- Unique templates for 2 craftivities (Johnny Appleseed and apple tree life cycle)
The non fiction stories are in color while the craftivities templates and worksheets are black and white.
The story is linked to the following Kindergarten common core standards:
The craftivities are linked to the following Kindergarten common core standards:
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