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Johnny Appleseed

  1. 1. Kelsey Mitsdarffer Education 357 Professor Sandrick
  2. 2. Overview of Topic <ul><li>I chose the topic of Johnny Appleseed because it is one of great interest to many children in the primary grades. The story of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, is both educational and entertaining. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Standard 3.1.7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research: Distinguish between fact and fiction in historical accounts by comparing documentary sources on historical figures and events with fictional characters and events in stories. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) and Harriet Tubman </li></ul></ul>Indicators:
  4. 4. Questions: <ul><li>Who is Johnny Appleseed? </li></ul><ul><li>What did he do? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did he plant apple trees? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Johnny Appleseed <ul><li>Johnny Appleseed was born in Leominster, Massachusetts, on September 26, 1774. His real name was John Chapman, but he was called Johnny Appleseed because of his love for growing apple trees. Johnny Appleseed was a legendary American who planted and supplied apple trees to much of the United States of America. Johnny was a skilled nurseryman who grew trees and supplied apple seeds to the pioneers in the mid-western USA. Appleseed gave away and sold many trees. He owned many nurseries in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana, where he grew his beloved apple trees. Although he was a very successful man, Appleseed lived a simple life. It is said that as Johnny traveled, he wore his cooking pot on his head as a hat! </li></ul>
  6. 6. What did he do? <ul><li>Chapman earned his nickname because he planted small orchards and individual apple trees during his travels as he walked across 100,000 square miles of Midwestern wilderness and prairie. He was a genuine and dedicated professional nurseryman. In 1801, Chapman transported 16 bushels of apple seeds from western Pennsylvania down the Ohio River. He had acquired more than 1,000 acres of farmland on which he developed apple orchards and nurseries. But he didn't just stay there. Chapman's work resembled that of a missionary. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What did he do? Continued… <ul><li>About 1830, Chapman also acquired land in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There, he planted a nursery that produced thousands of seedling apple trees that he sold, traded, and planted elsewhere. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why did he plant apple trees? <ul><li>He loved the wilderness </li></ul><ul><li>He was knowledgeable of medicinal herbs </li></ul><ul><li>He was gentle will animals </li></ul><ul><li>He was harmonious with the Native Americans </li></ul><ul><li>He was devoted to the Bible </li></ul><ul><li>He was very generous and loved helping others </li></ul><ul><li>Next time you bite into an apple, think of the man who spread wealth through apples, Jonathan Chapman, better known as &quot;Johnny Appleseed.&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 9. Quotes About Johnny Appleseed: <ul><li>“ My best traveling was done during winter months when the cold has settled in and my feet are bared; the icy earth quickens my step.” Johnny Appleseed on why he went barefoot. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Farewell, dear old eccentric heart.  Your labor has been a labor of love, and generations yet unborn will rise up and call you blessed.”  Sam Houston in the US Capitol on hearing of John’s death. </li></ul><ul><li>            “ He had walked more miles than any other recorded borderer of his generation—now he belonged to the American trails and rivers forever.” Robert Price. </li></ul><ul><li>            “ [He] has nurtured life instead of destroying it, and has been sensitive to the beauty of this continent, and has done something to create here a civilization.  Johnny Appleseed stands for ourselves at our best.” Writer Charles Smart on the legacy of Johnny Appleseed. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 10. Johnny Appleseed Literature:
  11. 11. Johnny Appleseed Song (Expressive Arts) <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Activity (Expressive Arts) <ul><li>Students can make a Johnny Appleseed paper sack puppet. This will allow them to be creative in their design of the puppet because there is no set pattern. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Apple Pie Recipe <ul><li>CRUST (recipe makes one double crust): </li></ul><ul><li>2 1/2 cups white flour 2 tbsp. sugar 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup cold butter, broken into small pieces 5 tbsp. cold vegetable shortening 8 tbsp. ice water </li></ul><ul><li>Measure the flour, sugar and salt together. Stir to combine. </li></ul><ul><li>Add the chilled butter pieces and shortening to the bowl. Cut them in with a pastry cutter or knife.  Don't over mix them. </li></ul><ul><li>Add the ice water. Mix until the dough holds together (add a bit more water, if necessary). </li></ul><ul><li>Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, knead it together, then divide in half.   </li></ul><ul><li>Flatten each half into a disk, wrap in saran wrap and chill for at least half an hour. </li></ul><ul><li>Roll out one of the disks on a lightly floured surface until you have a circle that's about 12 inches in diameter. </li></ul><ul><li>Put the circle in a 9&quot; pie plate, trimming any extra dough from the edges with a sharp knife (parents only). Return it to the refrigerator until you are ready to make the pie. </li></ul><ul><li>Add filling </li></ul><ul><li>Roll out the second ball of dough and cover top.  Use a fork or your fingers to pinch the edges together.  cut a couple slits in the top </li></ul><ul><li>FILLING </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 to 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of salt 8 medium sized apples (a medium apple = about 1 cup) 2 tablespoons margarine </li></ul><ul><li>Heat oven to 425 degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>Peel, core and slice the apples.  Try to keep the size of the slices even. </li></ul><ul><li>Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt in large bowl. </li></ul><ul><li>Stir in apples. </li></ul><ul><li>Pour into pastry-lined pie plate. </li></ul><ul><li>Dot with margarine. </li></ul><ul><li>Cover with top crust and seal the edges. Cut slits in the top.  </li></ul><ul><li>OPTIONAL:  Cover edge with 3-inch strip of aluminum foil to prevent too much browning. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Resources <ul><li>Apple Pie Recipe. Retrieved September 20, 2009, from </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics. Received September 20, 2009, from www. </li></ul><ul><li>Johnny Appleseed History. Retrieved September 19,2009, from </li></ul><ul><li>Johnny Appleseed Song and Graphics. Retrieved September 20, 2009 ,from , </li></ul><ul><li>Johnny Appleseed Literature . Retrieved September 21, 2009, from </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes. Retrieved September 21,2009, from www. </li></ul>