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The World as an Apple

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This lesson illustrates the value of farmland on our earth, and that it is a special gift from God. This is done by demonstrating simple fractions on an apple to show how little of the earth is actually arable land, and what a marvel it is that we can grow all our food on it.

There are two versions of this activity: a children’s feature (suitable for young children) and a classroom or Sunday school activity (suitable for students grades 5-7).

The children’s feature version includes a demonstration with questions for the children, an explanation on the importance of farm land, and a prayer.

The classroom version includes a demonstration with questions for the students and activity suggestions for many subjects such as mathematics, art, geography and creative writing. Additional suggestions are made for Sunday school classes.

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Children’s Feature

Objective: To help children understand the importance and value of farm land and to illustrate the gift of creation and our responsibilities to it.
Recommended time: 5 minutes
Recommended ages: Early childhood, preschool,
school-age.

Classroom/Sunday school Version

Objective: To help students understand the importance of arable land.
Skills: mathematics, art, creative writing, critical thinking, geography.
Recommended time: 20 – 30 minutes
Recommended Grade Level: Grades 5-7, ages 10-13

Keywords: Land-use, sharing, arable land

1 review for The World as an Apple

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    Andrea Overby

    I’ve used this demonstration many times with my high school students. It really opens their eyes to the limited amount of land that is available for food production.

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1 review for The World as an Apple

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrea Overby

    I’ve used this demonstration many times with my high school students. It really opens their eyes to the limited amount of land that is available for food production.

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