Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed was born John Chapman in 1774. In this movie, you’ll learn about this famous person from American history and hear many stories and tall tales about him. Explore how he grew up working at an orchard and nursery, where he learned how to grow apple trees. Find out how Johnny traveled as a wanderer around the country, bartering or trading his plants and seeds. See what a kind, gentle, generous, and respectful man he was to Native Americans, settlers, and animals. This simple, peaceful man walked barefoot, wore old clothes, and believed in conservation long before it was popular. But did he really wear a pot on his head as a hat? Watch the movie to find out!

Johnny Appleseed Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about Johnny Appleseed, historical figures and tall tales.  The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Johnny Appleseed. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Johnny Appleseed Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about historical figures, tall tales and Johnny Appleseed. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Johnny Appleseed topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »