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December

It’s a perfect fall day and Amelia Bedelia is visiting her grandparents. When her grandmother wants to make an apple pie, Amelia is happy to help out!

Students learn about different varieties of apples, make apple juice, and devise their own methods of extracting juice.
Zip file contains lesson plan and student worksheet.

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These traditional apple chips are a great way to utilize local apples. Try using different varieties and see which ones you like best!

Jonathan’s grandparents own an apple orchard in the mountains. Every fall the whole family gets together for an old-fashioned apple butter making party, and Jonathan learns about his family traditions.

This lesson plan has step by step instructions for cooking in the classroom and features literature and curriculum connections.

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This classroom-friendly recipe does not require any cooking, and the local apples make it a sweet treat that kids will love! The associated lesson plan includes classroom suggestions for apple activities.

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This recipe combines local apples and local cabbage into a kid-friendly coleslaw. It is perfect for the classroom and does not require a stovetop or oven.

Introduce students to the systems farmers use to sell the vegetables and fruits (apples!) they grow. Set up a “farmers market” in the classroom where students will sort, sell, and buy apples.

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Yum! Who doesn’t love apple pancakes? This simple recipe requires a stovetop or portable butane burner for the classroom. Recipe by Liz and Katie Button of Cúrate.