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
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