Do you know the story of Saint Patrick's Battalion fighting on behalf of Mexico? Have you heard of John O'Reilly, a brave Irish-American who gave up everything to defend the Mexican people?
This 2-day lesson plan teaches your students about El Batallón de San Patricio, a group of U.S. soldiers of Irish descent. During the Mexican-American war, they changed sides and fought for Mexico. Learn about their story and how Mexico and Ireland continue to honor their shared history and culture.
The PowerPoint is the main teaching tool and can be used for reading and/or listening comprehension, depending on your students' level.
Please note, this is a Spanish text version for upper-level students. The text is NOT in English.
2 full lesson plans with minute-by-minute instructions (PDF)
29 slide Powerpoint narrating the story and stopping to check comprehension
19 slide Powerpoint with 14 St. Patrick's Day themed vocabulary words, and 3 comprehension activities
2 page worksheet to accompany the lesson plan and answer key (PDF)
2 page reading with True/False comprehension quiz at the end (PDF)
St. Patrick's Day themed word search and answer key (PDF)