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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Johnny Appleseed Geography

Today, we read Steven Kellogg's "Johnny Appleseed:A Tall Tale". After which, we pointed out all the places listed in the book using our US Map Placemat that I bought at Wal-Mart for $0.96 because you can use dry erase markers on it and it doesn't hurt it. We learned that John Chapman aka Johnny Appleseed was born in Leominster Massachusetts on September 26, 1774. He planted his first apple orchard in the state of Pennsylvania in 1798. He moved on to plant many apple orchards in Ohio and Indiana before dying of pneumonia March 18, 1845 after trying to rescue one of his orchards from a cow attack. That's no joke! It's recorded in history. Afterwards, Lillie Anna colored in the states mentioned in the lesson on a blank US Map and actually stayed in the lines. Here's the proud student displaying her map:

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