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)
http://www.greenchicagoriver.com/pics.html
Read about the tradition
http://www.chicagostpatsparade.com/river-dye.html
Here is the full story
http://www.greenchicagoriver.com/story.html
See the parade and the whole tradition in Chicago
http://www.chicagostpatsparade.com/parade.html

Video and an interactive book

A mini-site from History Channel (with a video for advanced students, rather religious but usable)
http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=mini_home&mini_id=1082
An interactive book of fact
http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/spring/patricks/book.shtml

Traditions and parades

- see pictures of the parades in Dublin
http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/spring/patricks/parade_gallery.shtml
- 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.
http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/009465.html

St Patrick's story and legends, and several Irish legends

http://www.youthonline.ca/stpatricksday/history.shtml
http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/pat/history.html
http://www.stpatricksday.com/history/stpatricksday/ (history of the day in Ireland and all over the world)
http://www.marvelicious.com/stpatrick.html
http://www.sparta.k12.il.us/SID/legends.htm
http://pedagogie.ac-montpellier.fr/disciplines/anglais/civilisation/patrick.html (history and links, ready to use in the computer lab)
http://members.tripod.com/~bgilley/INDEX.HTM ( 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
http://www.beavers.westlancashirescouts.org.uk/Programme%20Ideas/The%20Lazy%20Leprechaun.doc
*** Leprechauns' story starters (to make students write stories, excellent for all levels)
http://www.teachersdesk.org/topics/leprechaun.html
Several activities and handicrafts around the theme
- for the youngest : make a rainbow bookmark
http://www.thebestkidsbooksite.com/printcraft.cfm?CraftID=823
- for beginners : color a picture, and write a poem, a few sentence or just some words underneath
http://www.abcteach.com/MonthtoMonth/March/colorwrite.htm
- for kindergarten and primary school : the leprechaun's dance and other songs based on famous tunes
http://www.hummingbirded.com/st-pattys.html
- several activities around the theme, from games to math, including pictures to color
http://www.abcschoolhouse.com/seasonal_pdfs/march_ideas.pdf
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/St__Patrick_s_Day/
http://www.theideabox.com/ib.php?web=special&id=saint
- another page of activities : Color a pot of gold, a shamrock, read the story of St Patrick, answer trivias, etc.
http://www.youthonline.ca/stpatricksday/

Handicrafts and coloring pages

- coloring pages, cut out jigsaw puzzles
http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/stpatty/fun.htm
- rainbow mobiles
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/stpatrick/Rainbow.shtml
- Lucky stones
http://www.makingfriends.com/stones_magic.htm
- Rainbow and shamrocks
http://www.alphabet-soup.net/hol/stpart.html
- Paint a shamrock
http://www.kinderart.com/seasons/shamrockfun.shtml
- Shamrock template
http://www.first-school.ws/t/pattern/clover.htm
- Hairy shamrocks (with growing seeds)
http://www.theideabox.com/Hairy_Shamrocks.html
- Coloring page
http://www.coloring.ws/patrick.htm

Ireland map coloring Printout

A map of Ireland to color, for geography and English classes
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/europe/ireland/activity.shtml

Treasure hunts/webquests/quizzes

http://lve.scola.ac-paris.fr/anglais/stpat/quiz.htm (easy, for lower intermediates)
http://www.ac-nancy-metz.fr/enseign/anglais/Henry/patwqki.doc
http://www.ac-nancy-metz.fr/enseign/anglais/Henry/patrickwq.htm

Ready to use lessons in .pdf

A quiz, a short history of Ireland, a text and a crossword
http://www.reward-english.com/warehouse/March/RW025C-stpatrickI.pdf
a warming up the text and the crossword
http://www.reward-english.com/warehouse/March/RW025C-stpatrickU.pdf
crossword, text and vocabulary
http://www.reward-english.com/warehouse/March/RW025C-stpatrickE.pdf

Recipes

Fun St Patrick's meal and desserts
http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/holiday_pat_ideas.htm
Irish recipes (with cookies!)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/spring/recipes/index.shtml

Other sites about Ireland and St Patrick's Day

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/stpatrick/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/spring/patricks/index.shtml
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/unitssubjhol/qt/mar17a7.htm
http://www.sdmf.k12.wi.us/bf/resources/stpatrick.htm
http://www.ac-nancy-metz.fr/enseign/anglais/Henry/patrick.htm
http://lve.scola.ac-paris.fr/anglais/fetes03.php

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Blogger faith said...

Hi there!:)
Just wanted to share another printable coloring page on St. Patrick's Day: Another resource for St. Patty's Day.

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