Storyteller Rick Sowash takes us on an amazing adventure through the life and times of this American legend.
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One of the most beloved folk heroes in history, Johnny Appleseed transformed the American frontier. He planted the apple trees that fed and sheltered the early settlers of our nation’s heartland. Even more, he sowed seeds of kindness as he traveled, spreading a message of hope and encouragement that shaped the lives of the pioneers and their descendants.
Did Johnny Appleseed really go barefoot? Did he wear a pot on his head? Learn the answer to these questions and more as host Rick Sowash takes us on an amazing adventure through the life and times of this American legend. From stories, poems, and tall tales to a special visit to the Johnny Appleseed Museum, children ages eight and up as well as adults will enjoy this entertaining look at a true, wholesome hero!
• Optional English subtitles
• Discussion questions in PDF
• Coloring pages for young children in PDF
• Script for the program in PDF
Wholesome Heroes with Rick Sowash: Johnny Appleseed is a documentary about the American frontier legend who traveled far and wide, planted apple trees, and spread a message of hope and faith. Johnny Appleseed remains a beloved folk hero to this day, but what was he truly like? Did he really go barefoot, or wear a pot on his head? Viewers ages eight to adult are sure to enjoy this fascinating portrait of a brave and good-hearted American pioneer. Wholesome Heroes with Rick Sowash: Johnny Appleseed is highly recommended as an educational gift for young adults, as well as public and school library DVD collections. 28 minutes - Paul T. Vogel
This is a great video to show to children for them to get to know a famous person of our American heritage. I grew up in Illinois and the Johnny Appleseed story was in our schools and story books. I am in Arizona now and NO ONE ever speaks him. I wanted to share with my grandchildren who Johnny Appleseed was and his contribution to the settlers with his apples, encouraging words and his spreading of God's Word. If you have children or grandchildren, this is a good video for them to see.