Johnny Appleseed: The Path of a Barefoot Legend

Lesson Plan Content
Map reading skills are basic to finding one’s way. And a perfect way to engage students into learning how to measure on a map and determine direction is through children’s literature. In this lesson students will learn where John Chapman was born and planted apple orchards on his way west. Students will then use appropriate tools to measure the distance he walked using the map’s scale and finally use the compass rose to determine which direction one would go to travel from Arizona to Pennsylvania.
Diana Spratt
Grade Range: 
1 class period
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information