Apples on the Farm


Children will learn the importance of apples to a late nineteenth/early 20th century farm family.

Time: 30 - 45 minutes

Have slices of dried apples to distribute while you talk to the children.

Points to cover:
  • Origins of apples in North America
  • Food preservation in 1900, including apple storage
  • Nutritive value of apples
  • Various uses of apples
  • Explain the phrases
    • “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”
    • “One bad apple spoils the barrel”
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