Apples and the North Carolina Economy Objective: Children will learn about the importance of apples to North Carolina’s economy of 1900, apple uses, caring for an orchard, and preservation efforts to save old southern heirloom apples. Time: 30 - 60 minutes Presentation: Have available a variety of fresh apples and apple products (such as dried apples, apple butter, applehead doll) to use as props. Points to cover: Origins of apples in North America Importance of the Apple Boom to the economy of North Carolina in 1900 Uses of apples Preparation and care of an apple orchard The Horne Creek Farm Southern Heritage Apple Orchard Associated Activities: Applehead Dolls -- 20 mins. Apple Tasting -- 20 - 25 mins. Cider -- 20 - 30 mins. Fried Pies -- 20 - 40 mins. Apple Cobbler -- 50 - 60 mins.