After reading this article “Where Education and Assimilation Collide” I do not feel guilty about posting my favorite resources for St. Patrick’s Day. According to my family tree, most of my ancestors immigrated from Scotland and England, not Ireland. As I walk the halls of my rural middle school, there are students from Mexico, Venezuela, several Asian countries. These students know what a Leprechaun is, or do they? If you are working on your lesson plans today, Sunday, for next week, put some Green in your week! Kiss a Leprechaun, but do not pinch any kids- you could get sued.
- JibJab.com: http://sendables.jibjab.com/category/st_patricks_day I have 6th graders that taught themselves how to upload photos of their classmates to create Irish dancers. They have even put my head on them. They think this is really funny.
- DE Streaming: I found a couple of full length videos and almost a dozen segments about St. Patrick’s Day. Holiday Facts and Fun: St. Patrick’s Day (Second Edition) and Holiday Facts and Fun: St. Patrick’s Day
- St. Patrick’s Day Math
- HISTORY OF ST PATRICK’S DAY green was not the first color associated with St. Patrick’s Day on the History Channels web page. http://link.history.com/services/link/bcpid12040009001/bclid1675979350/bctid1455377204 (you have to sit through a commercial, but it is free)
- Today March 17th, in History – The Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/mar17.html
- This is my favorite- Writing Prompts: I have posted these on our Student Wiki – http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/523297/st_patricks_day_writing_prompts_story.html