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    Irish Music

    Irish Music
    Music is a big part of Irish culture. Many instruments got their start in Ireland and still enjoy much use in their music today. !http://teaching.monster.com/nfs/teaching/photos/0001/4495/fiddle.jpg! h4. The Fiddle: The fiddle is exactly the same instrument as the violin. The difference is the style of playing. !http://teaching.monster.com/nfs/teaching/photos/0001/4505/babpipes.jpg! h4. Bagpipes: Though Scottish, many associate the bagpipes with Ireland. The instrument is a bag ...
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    Irish Book List

    Irish Book List
    Books about St. Patrick's Day & Ireland FOR YOUNG READERS It's St. Patrick's Day It's St. Patrick's Day follows two children as they celebrate this joyous Irish holiday. Beautiful illustrations compliment easy-to-read rhyming text.From dressing in green outfits to dancing an Irish reel, from finding a four-leaf clover singing Irish songs and marching in a parade, everyone can be Irish on ...
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    Irish Fast Facts

    Irish Fast Facts
    • There are nine time the Irish living in America than in Ireland itself. There are roughly 34 million Americans with Irish decent. • 12% of all Americans claim Irish heritage. This number doubles in Massachusetts to 24%! • Ireland is the third largest island in Europe and the twentieth largest island in the world. • There are over 6 million ...
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    St. Patrick's Day & The Study of Ireland

    St. Patrick's Day & The Study of Ireland
    St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th annually around the world. The history of St. Patrick's Day and explanations for the various symbols are included in this unit. Why not extend your study of Ireland beyond the celebration of St. Patrick's Day? Explore the beautiful landscape, facts about Ireland, the music, and books to compliment the study of Ireland. h4. ...
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    All About St. Patrick's Day

    All About St. Patrick's Day
    Who Was St. Patrick? St. Patrick is known as the patron saint of Ireland. He was born in Britain at the end of the 4th century. When he was sixteen, he was taken prisoner by Irish raiders who were attacking his family home. He was then taken to Ireland for the next six years and held captive. While in Ireland, ...
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    Irish Landscapes & Landmarks

    Irish Landscapes & Landmarks
    If your student are studying about land forms, these videos can be great for them to identify what they see in Ireland. h4. Ireland - Flying through the country Accompanied by traditional Irish music h4. Irish Scenes- Labeled with Places & Landmarks h4. Modern Day Ireland Cities & Landmarks h4. Continue to "Irish Fast Facts":http://teaching.monster.com/training/articles/3291-irish-fast-facts h4. Return to "Main Article":http://teaching.monster.com/training/articles/3286-st-patricks-day-the-study-of-ireland ...
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    3-5: Painted Pots as a Valentines Gift

    h4. Materials: 1. A small pot for each student. 2. Acrylic or Latex Paint with brushes. Optional: graphics to cut out and decoupage onto the pot (can be made on the computer) with clear decoupage glaze. h4. Directions: Have students paint a base coat on their pot, and then decorate the pot for valentines day. Some decorating suggestions are to paint ...
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    3-5: Tissue Paper Flowers For Valentines Day

    3-5: Tissue Paper Flowers For Valentines Day
    Students can create a bouquet of flowers for their loved ones for valentines day. h4. Materials 1. Colored tissue paper 2. Pipe cleaners 3. Scissors h4. Directions 1. Instruct kids to select 1, 2, or 3 colors and to stack about 10 pieces of tissue paper in those colors. Have them cut the stack into a "dog bone" shape about 4 ...
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    K-2: "Stained Glass" Heart Cards

    K-2: "Stained Glass" Heart Cards
    This craft helps kids make a unique card for their parents for Valentines Day. h4. Materials 1. Ironing board and iron 2. Waxed paper 3. Wax crayons (cheap ones) 4. Pink, red or white construction paper. 5. Brown grocery bag 6. Glue Sticks. 7. Scissors 8. Hand-held sharpener large enough for crayons. h4. Instructions h4. To make the 'stained glass' ...
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    K-2: Valentine's Day Heart Purse

    K-2: Valentine's Day Heart Purse
    Create purses for students to collect classroom valentines or treats in. This activity should take a minimum of 30 minutes depending on how much decorating is done. Younger children may need hearts pre-cut for them for safety reasons. Use your judgment. h4. Materials: 1. Fun foam or felt fabric in valentines day colors. 2. String, yarn, or ribbon. 3. Puffy ...
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    K-2: Animal Box for Valentines Day Cards

    K-2: Animal Box for Valentines Day Cards
    For this activity, children will create a box for their valentines that has personality with a fun animal face. Younger children may need to have a template made for them that they can decorate, but older children may like the flexibility of creating their own animal character. This should take a minimum of 1 hour to complete, but may be modified ...
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    February: Black History Month

    February: Black History Month
    Started in 1926, this week long celebration was established by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African-American author and scholar. The event evolved into the establishment of February as "Black History Month" in 1976. This month long celebration is a great time to focus on curriculum that ties in with theme. From history and music, to literature and politics, there are plenty ...
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    Black History Month: Famous African-Americans

    Black History Month: Famous African-Americans
    February celebrates the history and legacy that the African-American community has brought and continues to bring to our culture. Teaching has pulled a huge list of these contributors together in several categories with lesson ideas, including Civil Rights Leaders, Inventors, Authors, Musicians, Athletes and more. Use the list and descriptions of these icons to introduce your students to the vast impact ...
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    Carter G. Woodson: Father of Black History Month

    Carter G. Woodson: Father of Black History Month
    One of the most inspiring and instructive stories in black history is the story of how Carter G. Woodson, the father of black history, saved himself for the history he saved and transformed. The skeletal facts of his personal struggle for light and of his rise from the coal mines of West Virginia to the summit of academic achievement are eloquent ...
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    Valentine's Day Themed Lessons

    Valentine's Day Themed Lessons
    Once February approaches, Valentine's Day is on the minds of both students and teachers. Many call it a "Hallmark Holiday," but buried deep you can find connections and meaning that students will enjoy. Whether you teach elementary or high school students, there's a lesson that might work for you included below. Valentine's Day is celebrated on Thursday, February 14th this year, ...
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    Who Was St. Valentine?

    On February 14, Americans celebrate love and friendship by exchanging cards, flowers, and candy. Although the origins of Valentine's Day are murky, ancient Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia, a spring festival, on the fifteenth of February. Like so many holidays, a Christian gloss was added to the pagan fete when the holiday moved to the fourteenth of February—the saint ...
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    K-3: Valentine Singing/Guessing Game

    This is a great game for young elementary, K-3. Students will: 1. Learn to hear similar and different phrases 2. Sing in a group 3. Sing a solo 4. Listen for vocal sounds h4. Preactivities Review the simple song "Love Somebody" Love somebody, yes I do. Love somebody, yes I do. Love somebody, yes I do. Love somebody but I won't ...
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    6-8: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “I Have A Dream” speech

    Students will display their understanding of the symbolism and references that Dr. King used to enrich his famous speech on August 28, 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial by constructing a “jackdaw,” a collection of documents and objects. *_A lesson plan for Grade 8 English Language Arts and Social Studies_* h4. Students will: * understand that Dr. King's personal ...
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    9-12: Valentine Geometry

    9-12: Valentine Geometry
    Combine geometry construction skills with language arts and artistic ability. *_A lesson plan for Grades 9–12 Algebra 1 and Integrated Mathematics 2_* h4. Students will; * learn how to bisect a segment * how to draw arcs * how to measure accurately (you can use metric measure or standard measurement) * have an opportunity to show their creative side in a ...
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    3-5: Word Processing Valentines

    This lesson combines the need to practice keyboarding skills, completion of rhymes, a popular children's book, and the motivational aspects of the Valentine holiday. *_A lesson plan for Grade 3 English Language Arts and Computer Technology Skills_* h4. Students will: * complete rhyming patterns found in short poems. * complete Valentine poems and type them using a word processing program. * ...
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