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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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Global johnny appleseed project

So many apples – trees?

no one would ever go hungry.


Global johnny appleseed project

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.


Global johnny appleseed project

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


Other apples
Other “apples” 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.

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.


More about the project
More about the project . . . 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.

Goal #1 -

Every school in the

United States, or the

world, will plant at least

two trees.


Why plant these trees
Why plant these trees? 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.


Global releaf
Global ReLeaf 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.

Forests filter water, remove air pollution,

sequester carbon, improve community

aesthetics and provide homes for wildlife.

See this film at the Global ReLeaf Project

www.americanforests.org/campaigns/gr2/AF_GR2_movie/index.php


The right tree
The Right Tree 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.

The right tree for the right

place . . see this web site

for a great guide:

www.ecomagic.org/fruition/right.html


Curriculum
Curriculum 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.

When we think of Fall,

we often think of apples. 


Global johnny appleseed project

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.


Johnny appleseed and the curriculum
Johnny Appleseed that you can take your students into a meaningful, real-life, interdisciplinary, project-based unit that meets many of the national standards.  and the Curriculum

Johhny Appleseed is not just a cute story for

little children.


Johnny appleseed connections
Johnny Appleseed that you can take your students into a meaningful, real-life, interdisciplinary, project-based unit that meets many of the national standards.  Connections


National apple month
National Apple Month that you can take your students into a meaningful, real-life, interdisciplinary, project-based unit that meets many of the national standards. 

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

through November. 


Global johnny appleseed project

Starting the school year with such a project would be very appropriate. You can connect to:

  • Apple harvest

  • Halloween

  • Christmas

  • and much more, as you will see


Service learning projects
Service Learning Projects appropriate. You can connect to:

  • The ultimate 21st century curriculum, Service

  • Learning takes place in four major forms:

    • Direct Service

    • Indirect Service

    • Advocacy

    • Research


Plant trees
Plant Trees appropriate. You can connect to:


Environmental survey
Environmental Survey appropriate. You can connect to:

  • Analyze the results

  • Take action

  • Conduct an environmental survey or study in your community.


Historic trees
Historic Trees appropriate. You can connect to:

Save a tree, a park or an

important historical

building/site in your

community.  This would

involve the students in

real-life civic action. 

See HistoricTrees.org

Fourth generation scion of the tree from Woolsthorpe Manor, Newton's childhood home. Planted at Babson College.


Johnny appleseed festival
Johnny Appleseed Festival appropriate. You can connect to:

Invite local musicians,

artists,craftsmen, cooks

and chefs, farmers,

gardeners, orchardists,

and the local media to a

fundraising festival. 


Festival continued
Festival continued appropriate. You can connect to:

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.


Public service announcements
Public Service Announcements appropriate. You can connect to:

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

and television. 

Working on the storyboard.


Remember these psas
Remember these PSAs? appropriate. You can connect to:

Smokey Bear -

preventing forest

fires

www.smokeybear.com


Smokey bear s psa
Smokey Bear’s PSA appropriate. You can connect to:

  • Once Upon A Time

  • Twice Upon A Time

  • Fuse

  • Match Sticks - Spanish

  • Smokey N' Da Boyz

    View online at www.adcouncil.org/default.aspx?id=60

    For more PSAs with Smokey just Google!


Keep america beautiful
Keep America Beautiful appropriate. You can connect to:

Iron Eyes Cody –

“the crying Indian”

Keep America Beautiful

Campaign 1971

Watch the PSA at www.youtube.com/watch?v=k197LOJof9Q


Woodsy owl
Woodsy Owl appropriate. You can connect to:

Give a Hoot,

Don’t Pollute!

See his PSAs at http://www.symbols.gov/media/woodsy/video/psa.shtml


Green celebrities
Green Celebrities appropriate. You can connect to:

Let the students

find out what

celebrities are

doing for the planet

– many exciting

projects!

Robert Redford

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

www.sundancechannel.com/thegreen#/homePage


Live earth
Live Earth appropriate. You can connect to:

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

the environment.

Jon Bon Jovi

http://liveearth.msn.com/green/liveearthfilmproject


Green films
Green Films appropriate. You can connect to:

  • King Kong

  • Soylent Green

  • A Civil Action

  • The Day After Tomorrow

  • An Inconvenient Truth

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


Environmental news
Environmental News appropriate. You can connect to:

Grist – Environmental News and

Commentary

http://www.grist.org/


Social studies connections
Social Studies Connections appropriate. You can connect to:


American revolution
American Revolution appropriate. You can connect to:

Minutemen - ready to

go into battle with a

minute’s notice.

Later replaced with

Continental Army

created by George

Washington

Johnny Appleseed’s father was a Minuteman.


Environmental law
Environmental Law appropriate. You can connect to:

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

activities.


Global johnny appleseed project

Some environmental laws regulate the quantity and nature of impacts of human activities: for example, setting allowable levels of pollution.


Global johnny appleseed project

Other environmental laws are preventive in nature and seek to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.


Also see
Also see . . . to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

Kyoto Treaty

Sustainable development

Polluter pays principle

Eco-taxes

Tradeable emission allowances

Environmental Protection Agency


Literature connections
Literature Connections to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.


Henry david thoreau 1817 1862
Henry David Thoreau to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.1817-1862

"It is remarkable how

closely the history of

the apple tree is

connected with that of

man." 

From Wild Apples by Henry David Thoreau, published 1862.  Download the ebook free at Project Guttenberg.  www.gutenberg.org/etext/4066


Traditions and tree lore
Traditions and Tree Lore to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

  • Symbolism of the Apple

  • Apples as the food of the gods

  • Hercules and the Apples of Immortality

  • Tree of paradise and the serpent


Mythology
Mythology to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

Golden apple and

the Trojan War

The Choice of Paris

The Apples of the Hesperides


Fairy tales
Fairy Tales to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

Mrs. Wholesome and the Apple Orchard

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Golden Bird


Wassailing
Wassailing to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

An old English tradition of blessing the apple

orchards and fruit trees. In literature from Beowolf to

Shakespeare to Thoreau.

www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/5567/waswrite.html


Was hail
Was Hail to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

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 

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/5567/washist.html


Science connections
Science Connections to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.


Carbon footprints
Carbon Footprints to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

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.

www.globaljohnnyappleseedproject.org/Carbon_Footprint.htm


Carbon offsetting
Carbon Offsetting to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

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

travel.


Areas of research
Areas of Research to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

  • Alternative fuel research 

    • Algae-based fuels

    • Salt water burns as fuel? - see the video on this very new, accidental discovery from cancer research . . . www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGg0ATfoBgo

    • A Better Biofuel – engineering bacteria www.technologyreview.com/Biotech/18476/


Global johnny appleseed project

Conservation of resources  to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

Weather and crop production 

World hunger

Modern Marvels – the supermarket

Integrated pest management

Forestry

Climatology

Hazardous Waste

Recycling

Clean Air Act

Clean Water Act

Cleanup

Climate Change

Careers

Beaches

Agriculture


Medical research
Medical Research to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

  • Cancer research

  • Lung cancer research

  • Heart studies

  • Weight loss research

  • Memory research

  • Breast cancer research

  • Antioxidants

  • See www.GlobalJohnnyAppleseedProject.org for more.


Actionbioscience org
ActionBioscience.org to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

  • Biodiversity – Why preserve life’s variety?

  • Environment – How fragile is our planet?

  • Genomics – What does the genome reveal?

  • Biotechnology – How is biotech changing the world?

  • Evolution – What is life’s history on earth?

  • New frontiers – Why is it the age of biology?

  • Education – Why improve bioscience literacy?


Nutrition
Nutrition to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

An apple a day will keep the doctor away . . .


Growing apples
Growing Apples to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

Life cycle of the apple

tree

Apple growers

associations

Harvesting, packing and

production


Supermarkets
Supermarkets to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

Evolution of the supermarket


Economics
Economics to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

Apple industry

Grocers & Supermarkets

Marketing and advertising

Production, packing and shipping

Orcharding

Apple growers associations

Apple-based food products

Careers in agriculture, weather, environment . . .


More to be added
More to be added to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

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:

The Arts

Multiple Literacies

Big Questions to Guide Student Research