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Apples,Apples

  1. 1. Top | Introduction | Task | Process | E valuation | Conclusion | Teacher Page | Credits Apples, Apples A WebQuest for Grade 1 Science and Language Arts Information provided by: Angela Besignano Designed by Angela Besignano, P.S. 14-Staten Island, NY [email_address]
  2. 2. Top | Introduction | Task | Process | E valuation | Conclusion | Teacher Page | Credits <ul><li>Introduction Have you ever wondered where apples come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was Johnny Appleseed? </li></ul><ul><li>How are Johnny Appleseed and Arnold from Gail Gibbons book The Seasons of Arnolds Apple Tree alike?  Have you every seen an apple tree throughout the seasons? Come and discover the wonder of one of America’s favorite fruits. </li></ul>
  3. 3.   Top | Introduction | Task | Process | E valuation | Conclusion | Teacher Page | Credits <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Now it is your chance to discover the life-cycle of an apple tree, as well as to be an investigator and follow Johnny and Arnold through the seasons of an apple tree. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Task <ul><li>As you investigate the seasons of the apple tree with Arnold and Johnny Appleseed, you will use the information learned from the books in the classroom and the internet to: </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Activity Sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Work with a small group to create a paper bag puppet show based on the information gathered from books and the internet </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Process <ul><li>Before you start your investigation, your teacher will read aloud the following stories: Johnny Appleseed, by Aliki and The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree, by Gail Gibbons. </li></ul><ul><li>  Your teacher will then assign you to one of the following groups: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Johnny Appleseed, </li></ul><ul><li>or Apples. </li></ul><ul><li>Here's where your investigation will start! </li></ul><ul><li>First your group will access the internet through the links provided.   </li></ul><ul><li>Johnny Appleseed Information Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures of apple trees throughout the season </li></ul><ul><li>Johnny Apppleseed Puppet </li></ul><ul><li>Johnny Appleseed Links </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Process <ul><li>Once your research is complete, your group will gather information and prepare three facts about your assigned topic.  </li></ul><ul><li>These facts will be used to create a short play that your group will present. </li></ul><ul><li>Now it is time to get creative and make the props for your team’s part in the play.  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Evaluation Please print out one page for each of your team memebers. <ul><li>Place a check mark under each expression that applies to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Where you able to stay on task? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you work cooperatively with your group? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you use the internet and books for research? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you participate in a puppet show? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you enjoy working on this project? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>By completing this project, you will gain an understanding of the life cycle of an apple tree, the various uses for apples, parts of the apple, how tales and historical figures have contributed to life in the United States, how to use a map, how to use the internet as a reference tool, following directions, and cooperative learning.  Studying apples will help you understand how fruit is produced and used.  </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teachers Page <ul><li>Webquest created by Angela Besignano, first grade teacher at P.S. 14, Staten Island, NY. </li></ul><ul><li>This Webquest provides students with the opportunity to study the life-cycle of an apple tree. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will also learn about the legendary </li></ul><ul><li>Johnny Appleseed. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Credits <ul><li>Credits & References </li></ul><ul><li>  Books used in the lesson and unit: </li></ul><ul><li>Aliki. The Story of Johnny Appleseed . Prenitice-Hill, 1963. </li></ul><ul><li>Gibbons, Gail.  The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree . Harcourt Press, 1989. </li></ul><ul><li>Gibbons, Gail.  Apples . Holiday House Inc., 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>Sterling, Mary Ellen. Thematic Unit Apples . Teacher Created materials, Inc., 1990. </li></ul><ul><li>Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth. Apples, Apples, Apples . Scholastic, Inc., 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>Journal Article: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Helping Standards Make the Grade &quot;, Guskey, Educational Leadership , Sept., 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Web Resources:          </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Juice on the Internet: http:// www.applejuice.org </li></ul><ul><li>Apples & More from University of Illinois Extention: http:// urbanext.illinois.edu /apples/ </li></ul><ul><li>Nova Scotia Apples - The four Seasons of Growing Apples: http://www.nsapples.com/teacher/t5oseasn.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit from Washington: http://www.fruitfromwashington.com/Seasons/four.htm </li></ul><ul><li>ZoomSchool.com: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/usa/people/Appleseedindex.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Enchanted Learning: http:// www.enchantedlearning.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. Curriculum Standards <ul><li>  Science   </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the weather changes from day to day and over the seasons. </li></ul><ul><li>               Social Science </li></ul><ul><li>Students will understand the chorological order of historical events  </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to identify different states on a map </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn all about Johnny Appleseed. </li></ul><ul><li>                Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the attributes of objects as a foundation for sorting and classifying </li></ul><ul><li>Identify, reproduce, describe, extend and create color, rhythmic, shape, number and letter repeating patterns with simple attributes </li></ul><ul><li>                English and Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Students will understand and acquire new vocabulary and use it correctly in reading and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Students will identify the basic facts and main ideas in a text and use them as the basis for interpretation. </li></ul><ul><li>                The Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Students will demonstrate knowledge of the methods and materials unique to the visual arts </li></ul><ul><li>Students will develop acting skills to portray characters that interact in improvised and scripted scenes. </li></ul>

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