Resources on the Web: History of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patty’s Day is just around the corner and many of you have been preparing your lesson plans and your green outfit for this special day. The history channel has some good online resources about St. Patrick’s Day and a lot of info on Irish culture.

Saint Patrick’s Day Video – Short 1-3 minute videos on the History of St. Patrick’s Day, Green, St. Patrick himself, NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Shamrocks, and Corned Beef & Cabbage.

Symbols and Traditions – good background reading on symbols and traditions of St. Patrick’s day and Ireland.

Quizzes – All Things Irish Quiz and History of Ireland Quiz. These could be interesting if you have some people interested in learning more about Irish history and culture, both very much associated with celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

Plenty more where that came from! Check out the history channel’s other holiday info:

http://www.history.com/content/stpatricksday/more-holidays

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