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All About Apples

Learn more about apples with the Illinois Farm Bureau's Apple Ag Mag and Ag-Venture.





Lesson Plans

Apple Idioms

This lesson is designed to help students learn about idioms as a literary device. Students will use apple-themed idioms to better understand that some phrases have both literal and figurative meanings.



Apple Pie Journey

This lesson is designed to help students recognize and better appreciate that the ingredients from their favorite foods come from agriculture systems across the world.



Browning Apples

This lesson is designed to help students learn how to form a quality hypothesis and complete an experiment while learning about apples.





 How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman

An apple pie is easy to make...if the market is open. But if the market is closed, the world becomes your grocery store. This picture book takes readers around the globe to gather ingredients for a delicious apple pie. First hop a steamboat to Italy for the finest semolina wheat. Then hitch a ride to England and hijack a cow for the freshest possible milk. And, oh yes! Don't forget to go apple picking in Vermont! A simple recipe for apple pie is included.

Watch and listen to the book being read here.




 One Green Apple by Eve Bunting

Farah, a young Muslim immigrant, feels alone, even when surrounded by her classmates. She listens and nods but doesn’t speak. It’s hard being the new kid in school, especially when you’re from another country and don’t know the language. Then, on a field trip to an apple orchard, Farah discovers there are lots of things that sound the same as they did at home, from dogs crunching their food to the ripple of friendly laughter. As she helps the class make apple cider, Farah connects with the other students and begins to feel that she belongs.




 Apples to ORegon by Deborah Hopkinson

The slightly true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the plains.

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