This has reading sections for multiple nations, plus basic statistics for each nation’s capital and largest city, language(s), currency, and approximate population, also a word search and answers key for
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark,
Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia; Mexico, New Zealand,
Norway, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
This is not only super for the Saint Patrick’s Day but can also be a powerful helper for social studies/geography and reading/literacy as parochial curriculum all year round! If your students spent an hour first reading then doing the activity for each of the nations, then that would be over hours. Also, note that words in this can be highlighted then moved about, deleted, fonts varied, text enlarged, etc. Difficult words are also rendered in simple phonetics, for example: “shamrocks (showm-rahks).”
Saint Patrick’s Day Around The World next has a helpful suggestions page regarding the following Common Core State Standards synthesized for grades 5-12 and with primary overlapping:
ELAS.R:IT.1 through .10 regarding Support,Central idea, Introduction of key persons, events, ideas; Meanings of words, phrases, How parts fit into overall structure,Author's point of view/purpose, Information in different media/formats, List and evaluate arguments and claims, Comparing and contrasting events by different authors, Reading with good comprehension.
There is also a page on how you can easily teach Higher Order Thinking Skills in regard to Easter.
Finally, there is a Saint Patrick’s Day And Springtime Vocabulary that has many key words in English and Spanish, a feature that makes this product also helpful for any ESL students of Spanish background whom you have now or may have in the future.