Global Johnny Appleseed Project. What if every school in the world planted at least two trees?. Johnny Appleseed, 1774-1845. So many apples – no one would ever go hungry.
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Johnny Appleseed, 1774-1845 trees?
So many apples – trees?
no one would ever go hungry.
John "Appleseed" Chapman brought faith, hope and courage to the pioneers living on the Ohio frontier. Philanthropist, conservationist, environmentalist, horticulturist, visionary, missionary, humanitarian and border scout, Appleseed is a true inspirational hero for all generations.
From the Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center
Pictured: William Gropper, 1897–1977, Johnny Appleseed, from the series American Folk Heroes, undated, lithograph, 17 1/2 x 22 1/2 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of David Schiffer.
The apple was early so important, and so the pioneers living on the Ohio frontier. Philanthropist, conservationist, environmentalist, horticulturist, visionary, missionary, humanitarian and border scout, Appleseed is a true inspirational hero for all generations.
generally distributed, that its name traced to its
root in many languages signifies fruit in general.
Maelon (Melon), in Greek, means an apple, also
the fruit of other trees, also a sheep and any cattle,
and finally riches in general.
from The History of the Apple Tree, by Henry David Thoreau
Orange - In many languages oranges are known as “golden apples”. This is another option for a tree to plant if apple trees do not grow well in your climate.
Avocado - Another good option for a type of tree to plant if apple trees do not grow well in your climate.
Goal #1 -
Every school in the
United States, or the
world, will plant at least
Forests filter water, remove air pollution,
sequester carbon, improve community
aesthetics and provide homes for wildlife.
See this film at the Global ReLeaf Project
The right tree for the right
place . . see this web site
for a great guide:
When we think of Fall,
we often think of apples.
Investigating the connections in curriculum, you will find that you can take your students into a meaningful, real-life, interdisciplinary, project-based unit that meets many of the national standards.
This unit may be adapted for any grade level, and crosses multiple disciplines.
Johhny Appleseed is not just a cute story for
The United States Apple
Association states that National
Apple Month was originally
National Apple Week, established
in 1904. Today it has expanded to
Include three months, September
Starting the school year with such a project would be very appropriate. You can connect to:
Save a tree, a park or an
building/site in your
community. This would
involve the students in
real-life civic action.
Fourth generation scion of the tree from Woolsthorpe Manor, Newton's childhood home. Planted at Babson College.
Invite local musicians,
and chefs, farmers,
and the local media to a
Use the monies for
anything from planting
apple trees in the
community (at the
school, a local park or on
Main Street) to donations to
a local food bank, or any
number of worthy projects.
Help raise awareness in
your community by
having students conduct
an environmental survey
of the community,
analyze the results, and
offer solutions. Use this
information to design and
produce PSAs for radio
Working on the storyboard.
Smokey Bear -
View online at www.adcouncil.org/default.aspx?id=60
For more PSAs with Smokey just Google!
Iron Eyes Cody –
“the crying Indian”
Keep America Beautiful
Watch the PSA at www.youtube.com/watch?v=k197LOJof9Q
Give a Hoot,
See his PSAs at http://www.symbols.gov/media/woodsy/video/psa.shtml
Let the students
find out what
doing for the planet
– many exciting
Top Green celebrities are at www.grist.org/news/maindish/2007/06/01/celebs/
Also see one of Redford’s projects, a new series on Sundance calledThe Green
Use these videos from
the Live Earth Concert
which took place on all
7 continents for 24
hours on 7-7-07 to raise
awareness for care of
Jon Bon Jovi
King Kong 1933
For many years films have dealt with conditions on planet Earth, from war to animal welfare. For more films see http://liveearth.msn.com/green/greenfilms
Grist – Environmental News and
Minutemen - ready to
go into battle with a
Later replaced with
created by George
Johnny Appleseed’s father was a Minuteman.
A body of law, which is a system of complex
and interlocking statutes, common law,
treaties, conventions, regulations and
policies which seek to protect the natural
environment which may be affected,
impacted or endangered by human
Some environmental laws regulate the quantity and nature of impacts of human activities: for example, setting allowable levels of pollution.
Other environmental laws are preventive in nature and seek to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.
Polluter pays principle
Tradeable emission allowances
Environmental Protection Agency
"It is remarkable how
closely the history of
the apple tree is
connected with that of
From Wild Apples by Henry David Thoreau, published 1862. Download the ebook free at Project Guttenberg. www.gutenberg.org/etext/4066
Golden apple and
the Trojan War
The Choice of Paris
The Apples of the Hesperides
Mrs. Wholesome and the Apple Orchard
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Golden Bird
An old English tradition of blessing the apple
orchards and fruit trees. In literature from Beowolf to
Shakespeare to Thoreau.
The tradition has endured in Britain that the
one who drinks first at a banquet says "was
hail" to his partner, and he who drinks next
says "drinc hail."
--- Geoffrey of Monmouth, The History of the Kings of Britain (~1135), vi.12
Carbon footprint is a measure of the amount of
Carbon dioxide or CO2 emitted through the
combustion of fossil fuels; in the case of an
organization, business or enterprise, as part of
their everyday operations; in the case of an
individual or household, as part of their daily lives;
or a product or commodity in reaching market.
When one is unable or unwilling to reduce
one's own emissions, Carbon offset is the
act of reducing ("offsetting") greenhouse gas
emissions elsewhere. A well-known example
is the planting of trees to compensate for the
greenhouse gas emissions from personal air
Conservation of resources to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.
Weather and crop production
Modern Marvels – the supermarket
Integrated pest management
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
An apple a day will keep the doctor away . . .
Life cycle of the apple
Harvesting, packing and
Evolution of the supermarket
Grocers & Supermarkets
Marketing and advertising
Production, packing and shipping
Apple growers associations
Apple-based food products
Careers in agriculture, weather, environment . . .
This is a starter brainstorming slide show – what can we teach through the theme of Johnny Appleseed?
Please check back to see what we have added.
In the meantime, please sign up to join the Global Johnny Appleseed Project and plant at least two trees at your school!
We will be adding quite a bit more:
Big Questions to Guide Student Research