This 31 page informational e-book uses visuals and relatively simple text (geared towards K-2 students) to answer the following questions about St. Patrick's Day:
o Who was St. Patrick?
o What is the history behind St. Patrick's Day?
o What are some of the symbols of St.Patrick's Day and where did they come from?
o How do people celebrate St. Patrick's Day today? Why do so many people around the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
This resource also includes:
links to you-tube videos
showing St. Patrick's Day parades in New York, Montreal and Dublin, the "greening" of the river in Chicago and a short video on the history of St. Patrick's Day
links to websites
providing further information on St. Patrick's day. Links were confirmed as active March 6, 2016. Note: the reading level for these websites is much harder that the text from the e-book.
on information found in the e-book.
Other St. Patrick's Day resources you may be interested in:
St. Patrick's Day Reader's Theatre: Leprechauns Looking for Gold
St. Patrick's Day Reader's Theatre: The Other Side of the Rainbow
OR get all the above plus the e-book in this bundled product:
St. Patrick's Day: Informational e-book plus fun Reader's Theatre
Includes the e-book St. Patrick's Day: Why and How it is Celebrated
plus the 2 reader's theatre scripts.