Sunday, March 30, 2008

Songza ThanX Jochen

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from JochenEnglish

by Jochen

Andreas Buesing

on Mar 29, 2008, 5:11PM

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Resources: Easter

History and Symbols :
  • A game: Egg Rolling - explained with illustrations (

  • Easter (
  • Whyeaster?com (
    Easter Customs - Easter Cultures - Easter Story - Easter Fun (word searches, etc)

  • Easter Lessons - facts, hunts, activities, symbols, songs, poems... (The Educator's Network)
  • Famous Bunnies ( :
    Peter Rabbit / Peter Cottontail / Bugs Bunny / Brer Rabbit / The Easter Bunny

Superstitions :

Vocabulary :

Listening :

Tongue twisters :

INTERACTIVE activities :

Matching - Flashcards (Java / non-Java) - Concentration - Word Search
Activities created by: Renée Maufroid


  • Easter - "Read the ... story and answer the questions that follow." (a4esl)
  • Easter Quiz - Rabbits, religion, and the White House Egg Roll (Infoplease)

Activities TO PRINT :

  • The Easter Egg Roll in Washington D.C.
    (extrait du manuel "Step In" 5ème, page 94, Unit 3, 'Reading')
    - un travail de compréhension proposé par Martine ALBRECH, Collège d'Ars-sur-Moselle, Ac. Nancy-Metz

  • Easter Lessons - facts, hunts, activities, symbols, songs, poems... (The Educator's Network)
  • Kid's Domain : History, activities, games, stories, poems... (

Webquests :

  • Happy Easter! - for beginners (Michelle Henry - Editions Didier)

  • No More Easter - (
    Language arts webquest created for grades 1-4 ...
    "will tell you about where the Easter bunny came from, the kinds of bunnies, the meaning of Easter, and why he uses eggs ...
    You will find puzzles, music, songs, and fun Easter recipes."

  • Easter Scavenger Hunt - (lessonplans.btskinner)
    "Visit the links ... to find out about the history of the Easter holiday."


  • Easter Games (

  • Easter Worksheets ( :
    Easter Crossword - Easter Rhymes - Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Word Search -
    Easter Egg Hunt Activity Pack for Fish, Memory, and Bingo - Easter Bunny Connect the Dots -
    Easter Big Letters Coloring Sheets - Easter Egg Find

Games TO PRINT :

  • Idem (Definitions and List of words) - (Edhelper)

Jokes :

Cartoons :

Homeland security
- Happy Easter!

(off the mark)

Happy Easter!

The snake and the eggs

Who bit the heads...

Stories :

Poems :

Cards :

Songs :

  • Peter Cottontail - a song (
    "Here comes Peter Cottontail,
    Hoppin' down the bunny trail,
    Hippity, hoppity,
    Easter's on its way."

    - with the VIDEO (YouTube) or KARAOKE

Animations :

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Resources: St. Patrick's Day

ThanX Christine!

St Patrick in Chicago

See the video (too long, edit it to use it in class)
Read about the tradition
Here is the full story
See the parade and the whole tradition in Chicago

Video and an interactive book

A mini-site from History Channel (with a video for advanced students, rather religious but usable)
An interactive book of fact

Traditions and parades

- see pictures of the parades in Dublin
- U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Irish-American Heritage Month and St. Patrick's Day
[LII New This Week recommended this site of facts and statistics related to St. Patrick's Day, including topics such as population distribution of Americans with Irish ancestry, immigration, places in the U.S. called Dublin and Shamrock, trade with Ireland, beer consumption, and "[the] number of U.S. residents who speak Irish Gaelic at home." From the U.S. Census Bureau.

St Patrick's story and legends, and several Irish legends (history of the day in Ireland and all over the world) (history and links, ready to use in the computer lab) ( short texts about the legends and traditions like "wearing green or getting pinched" and the Blarney Stone)

The Leprechaun's Pot of Gold

A short story about a leprechaun
*** Leprechauns' story starters (to make students write stories, excellent for all levels)
Several activities and handicrafts around the theme
- for the youngest : make a rainbow bookmark
- for beginners : color a picture, and write a poem, a few sentence or just some words underneath
- for kindergarten and primary school : the leprechaun's dance and other songs based on famous tunes
- several activities around the theme, from games to math, including pictures to color
- another page of activities : Color a pot of gold, a shamrock, read the story of St Patrick, answer trivias, etc.

Handicrafts and coloring pages

- coloring pages, cut out jigsaw puzzles
- rainbow mobiles
- Lucky stones
- Rainbow and shamrocks
- Paint a shamrock
- Shamrock template
- Hairy shamrocks (with growing seeds)
- Coloring page

Ireland map coloring Printout

A map of Ireland to color, for geography and English classes

Treasure hunts/webquests/quizzes (easy, for lower intermediates)

Ready to use lessons in .pdf

A quiz, a short history of Ireland, a text and a crossword
a warming up the text and the crossword
crossword, text and vocabulary


Fun St Patrick's meal and desserts
Irish recipes (with cookies!)

Other sites about Ireland and St Patrick's Day

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