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St Patrick_Complete Lesson

St Patrick_Complete Lesson

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Have fun learning about the life and history of St. Patrick using QR Codes with your students! You can see other free lessons from TCI at http://blog.teachtci.com
Have fun learning about the life and history of St. Patrick using QR Codes with your students! You can see other free lessons from TCI at http://blog.teachtci.com

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Published by: TCI on Feb 19, 2013
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S.T. P A T R I C K S D A Y L E S S O N
In oneday
Why So Green!?
Who was St. Patrick?
Students analyze information surrounding the life of St. Patrick.
The teacher projects a traditional Irish limerick  by Edward Lear while the students analyze the structure
and consider other items associated with St. Patrick’s
In a Skill Builder, students study an image andvisit a website where they learn about the life and timesof St. Patrick. Students assemble their notes on a graphicorganizer of the Irish flag.
Students demonstrate their knowledge of St. Patrick by creating their own limerick that includessomething they learned.
In the course of this lesson and participating in theclassroom activity, students will
discover the events in the life of St. Patrick.
analyze images and websites
create a traditional Irish limerick.
One packet per student thatincludes the Preview,Student Handouts, andProcessing.
5 copies each of Placards A,B, and C (6 if your class sizeis over 30 students)
Students will need a smart phone or iPod touch with aQR code scanner app andaccess to wikipediaand other websites.
If you do not have smartdevices available, you canuse the last page of thelesson guide where links are provided to the researchwebsites.
Traditional Irish music to play while students areengaged in activity.
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P r o c e d u r e s
Suggested time: 5 minutes
1.Greet students at the door.
Distribute packetincluding
 Preview, Student Handouts,
to each student as they arrive.
2.Project image of Preview
depicting one of Edward
Lears traditional Irish limericks. Have students
answer the questions on their preview.
3.Quickly debrief the Preview.
After two minutes, ask the students:
What type of poetry is this?
How are these types of poems structured (linesper poem and syllables)?
What holiday are these types of poems usuallyassociated with?
What other things are associated with thisholiday?
What do you know about the person for whichthis holiday is named?
Skill Builder
Suggested time: 30 minutes
1.Place students into pairs.
Group studentsheterogeneously into pairs.
2.Explain the purpose of the activity.
Explain tostudents that they will study some of the eventssurrounding the life of St. Patrick. Pairs will receive a placard. They will analyze the image and scan thecode to find a website containing informationregarding St. Patrick. Then they will take notes on agraphic organizer and repeat the process two moretimes.
Projected image of Preview
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P r o c e d u r e s
3.Explain how to scan QR codes
. Have students flip tothe first
Student Handout 
in their packet that containsthe directions for the activity. Model for the studentsthe procedures for scanning QR codes being sure to:
Show students where to find the QR code.
Demonstrate how to scan the QR code using
the smart device’s camera and app.
(If you do nothave the capability to use QRcodes, a list of websites associated with Placards A, B, and C are included at the end of this lesson guide. Use the hyperlinks with your students and skip this step.)
4.Pass out a placard to each pair.
Give each pair oneof the three placards. Have students follow the procedures on their 
Student Handout 
to study theimage, scan the code, read/study the information onthe website, and to record three details (two written,one sketch) in the appropriate location on their 
Student Handout Notes.
5.Allow students to begin.
Tell students that when theycomplete the first placard, they should return it toyou. Give the pairs a new placard to work on.Consider playing traditional Irish music in the background while students work.
6.Move to a debrief after 25 minutes.
Regardless of whether students have completed a study of all three placards, move to a debrief after 25 minutes. Ask thestudents the following questions:
What happened to St. Patrick as ateenager?
Why did St. Patrick decide to become apriest?
How did St. Patrick try to convert the Irishto Catholicism?
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Student Handout ActivityDirectionsStudent Handout NotesPlacard

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