St. Patrick's Day

Ready to Go Teacher Created Activities

St. Patrick's Day, also known at the Feast of St. Patrick, is celebrated on March 17th. Dating back to  the 17th century St. Patrick's day began as a religious holiday honoring the Irish patron saint. Over time, this holiday has evolved into a worldwide celebration of the Irish culture. 


 
 

Pot of Gold (St. Patrick's Day) 

This St. Patrick's Day activity is perfect for elementary students.  A two minute educational video introduces students to the history of St. Patrick's Day sung to a catchy tune. A short story, "Pot of Gold" has students engaged in reading. This activity includes multiple choice and extended response questions, supporting ELA skills. 

Pot of Gold (St. Patrick's Day) 

 
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St. Patrick's Day

This reading and writing activity is geared for elementary students. Grab students attention with a 4 minute informational video, The History of St. Patrick's Day. One page of information text is followed by ten constructed response items. Students have lots of practice looking back in the text, to then type their responses in the HTML editor. 

 
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Saints, Snakes and Pirates (St. Patrick's Day)   

High school students are familiar with the fun associated with St. Patrick's Day, but few know the history of this holiday. This activity includes a short educational video about the history of Saint Patrick's Day.  Two pages of informational text explain that St. Patrick's day is about more than wearing green and leprechauns. Reading comprehension questions include multiple choice and extending response items making this a well rounded and ELA standards based lesson. 

 

 Saints, Snakes and Pirates (St. Patrick's Day)   

 
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The Chicago River Goes Green (St. Patrick's Day) 

Many people enjoy wearing green on St. Patrick's Day, but the city of Chicago does way more that that! Elementary students will enjoy reading about this fun St. Patrick's Day tradition. One page of information text is followed by nine automatically scored multiple choice items. The last tab of the activity allows students to watch a short video of the dying of the Chicago River green!  

 

 

The Chicago River Goes Green (St. Patrick's Day)  

 
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Irish Immigrants

Celebrating the Irish culture in America seems like a fun tradition, but it didn't start this way. St. Patrick's Day is a great time to teach high school students about Irish immigrants. This activity begins with a short video produced by the Discovery Channel, Flight From  Famine.  The three page passage tells of the many struggles the Irish people had to overcome to simply survive. Multiple choice and extended response items check students' comprehension on ELA standards. 

 

Irish Immigrants

 
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