St. Patricks Day Lesson: The Real Story of St. Patrick

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Fun St. Patrick's Day facts abound. The lesson plan tells the story of the most famous icons associated with the holiday: the shamrock, snakes, Celtic religion, Irish history, and St. Patrick himself. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Similar to a jigsaw reading, assign learners to present the different pieces of information provided in the resource in their own unique and creative way
  • As part of a research activity, have older learners verify what is identified as fact by completing online research and providing three or more complete references
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Very interesting fact vs. fiction explanations
  • Includes list of questions for discussing St. Patrick's Day and Ireland
Cons
  • Collaborative activity is a bit dry, and pupils may be reluctant to participate