Content: Each issue covers a different social studies topic. There is a basic layout for the magazine that each topic follows. First, AppleCorps Connections: classes around the country answer questions related to the topic. Next, AppleSeeds Kids: the magazines mascots comment on articles and topics. Then, Fun stuff: activities, games and projects. Then, Your Turn: a do-it-yourself section. Next, Reading Corner: folktales and literature retold. Then, From the AppleCorps: readers’ articles. Lastly, Back Cover Features: Crossword, “Did you know?,” “Staggering Stats,” etc.
Review: This is a great magazine for children, both boys and girls. Each issue covers a different topic of social studies, such as medieval times, the Civil War, pyramids, or Colonial America. There are lots of articles on all sorts of different things that occur within the topic. Hand-on activities for you to do at home, such as making stained glass. Learn facts and read stories and articles. Create your own Coat of Arms and enter it into a contest. No advertisements to distract your attention away from the important topic at hand. A great magazine for teachers to have in the classroom to add a new twist on learning a topic. It’s fun and educational.
Genre: History/Social Studies
Similar Materials: Dig, Odyssey, Spider, National Geographic Kids, Discover Kids
Reader’s Advisory: This is an awesome magazine. I highly recommend it for parents and teachers. A lot to learn about one topic per issue and fun stuff to do that applies to the topic. A lot of fun, entertaining, and educational. Monthly issues. Every kid should read AppleSeeds.