Title of Unit Standards


Johnny Appleseed

Grade Level


ELAKR6 The student gains meaning from orally presented text. The student a. Listens to and reads a variety of literary (e.g., short stories, poems) and informational texts and materials to gain knowledge and for pleasure.

Understandings: Students will understand that: 1. Who is Johnny Appleseed? 2. Where did Johnny Appleseed come from?

Essential Questions: 1. Who is Johnny Appleseed? 2. Where did Johnny Appleseed come from?

Stage 3: Plan Learning Experiences
Lesson 1

1. Begin with an entry question (Has anyone ever heard of Johnny Appleseed?) to get the students thinking about what they will be learning. 2. Read aloud the book “Johnny Appleseed” 3. Ask the students what they learned about Johnny Appleseed. Lesson 2

1. Begin the lesson, with a review of the story 2. Present lesson using SMARTnotebook on the SMARTboard, having the students interact with the SMARTboard

Lesson 3

1. Review what students have learned so far in the unit. 2. Show the students the video “Johnny Appleseed” from brainpopjr.com 3. Conclude the unit with a class discussion of what the students have learned. Notes to the Instructor

See Appendix for sources.

Appendix A
BrainPOP Jr. | Social Studies | Learn about Johnny Appleseed. (n.d.). BrainPOP Jr. - K-3 Educational Movies, Quizzes, Lessons, and More!. Retrieved February 2, 2012, from http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/biographies/johnnyappleseed/preview.weml Kellogg, S. (1988). Johnny Appleseed: a tall tale. New York: Morrow Junior Books.

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