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Students examine the importance of folklore in Ireland and how that folklore reflects Irish culture. They first interpret various Irish folk tales, focusing on what about Irish culture can be better understood from these stories.
High schoolers explore Irish culture by participating in a creative writing activity. In this good will writing lesson, students define "Irish Blessings" and utilize computer software to create a template for a blessing they will write. High schoolers write an Irish blessing and deliver it to a person in need, such as a boy or girl in a hospital.
Students recognize a Ceili as an Irish dance of celebration and investigate Ireland while studying the dance.  In this Irish dance lesson, students search the geography of Ireland, read poetry, identify costumes, draw and perform a dance.
Fourth graders locate and evaluate various books, journals, anthologies, and Internet sources that contain information that may be used in answering the scavenger hunt questions related to Ireland and Irish literature.
Students participate in a Reader's Theater and write a song. In this Irish immigration lesson, students discover reasons that people choose to immigrate and understand how power and politics affect immigration issues. The focus is the Great Potato Famine and Irish immigration to the United States. Students read a novel on immigration issues and write a song or adapt a song to the events in the story.
Third graders read and compare and contrast various Cinderells stories from different cultures around the world. For this Cinderella lesson, 3rd graders learn that plot element can seem different but serve the same purpose. Students gain inight into how different culture's are unique.
Students examine the history of St. Patrick's Day by creating characters and dialog reflecting Irish culture. A major part of the lesson is the construction of a float for a St. Patrick's Day parade. Also, students research and answer questions about Irish immigration to the United States and describe the origin and importance of Irish symbols.
Students perform Irish dances. In this Irish dance instructional activity, students learn a variety of dance steps and use these dances for physical activity, fun, and exercise.
Students engage in a lesson that supports the fact that Asian people are part of the educational culture in schools. The lesson includes background information for the teacher. With the completion of the unit students develop a personal identity and its relationship to the culture of Asia.
High schoolers explore environments and wildlife of Ireland to find out how they were formed, and how they helped form Irish culture. Students research online to determine connections between present elements in Irish culture and wildlife and these ancient forces. They present their findings in form of large graphical timeline display, oral presentation and written report.
Students research traditions of different cultures and create a multicultural calendar, including important dates in the traditions of their assigned culture.
What was life like for Irish immigrants settling in America during the late 1800's? Learners examine primary source documents, such as lyrics, poems, and letters, to understand the immigrant experience. They then use those primary source documents to compose a found poem, which they will share with the class.
Fourth graders explore three cultural holidays and compare and contrast the ways varied cultural groups celebrate their heritage.
Your high schoolers will examine the community in which they live and discuss with the class. Using the Internet, they identify the importance of African-American art and how it relates to the African-American culture. Individually, they use one piece of art and recreate it in their own way. To end the lesson, they identify the reasons why the various artists should be admired.
Sixth graders are asked what is culture? They find out their family history and all the nationalities represented in their family. Students discuss their culture with the class. They create culture boxes with a design that integrates what their culture is. Students bring items from home to go in their culture boxes.
Students complete various activities to learn about world cultures. In this world cultures instructional activity, students visit websites, read books, share recipes, complete craft activities, and research the various cultures of a country in the world.
Students investigate the many cultures that are represented in America. For this American culture lesson, students look at the food, languages, music, and traditions that immigrants have contributed to the face of America. They complete activities from worksheet which include developing a menu from a multicultural restaurant.
In this 1920's American history worksheet, students read the provided pages about the evolving American culture during the decade and then respond to 5 short answer questions based on the reading selection.
Students are introduced to a variety of customs and traditions relating to the culture of Ireland. They view a video, explore the art of storytelling, research sport origins, cook Irish food and discuss well-known Irish proverbs.
Tenth graders recognize that many groups contributed to the richness of culture in the United States. This lesson plan provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the groups of people who built their way of life in the United States.

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