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Johnny Appleseed Day Research Activity
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5
By: Tamara Allgaier

Students research, then create a holiday for a special person.


Students will learn about Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) and other people who do not have a day named after them, but should due to their contribution to society. Students will be able to identify and plan a "holiday" for their chosen person.


  • reference books, library books, Internet
  • paper & pencil
  • props for planning their "holiday"


  1. Aquaint students with the "Johnny Appleseed" story.
  2. Students can then research or decide whom they would like to have a holiday named after and why? How have they contributed to society? This might be a grandma who volunteers for the Red Cross, or someone from history.
  3. Students will then plan the holiday. It can be as elaborate or simple as the students want to make it. This can be an individual project or group project.

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