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The Luck of the Irish

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Young scholars are introduced to a variety of customs and traditions relating to the culture of Ireland. They view a video, explore the art of storytelling, research sport origins, cook Irish food and discuss well-known Irish proverbs.
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The Irish Myth of the Giant's Causeway

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When an Irish giant and a Scottish giant face off in a mythical duel, it is a cunning woman who determines the outcome with her clever tricks. Introduce viewers to geomythology—myths that explain the occurrence of natural features—with...
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History of Immigration Through the 1850s

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Everyone living in the United States today is a descendant from an immigrant—even Native Americans. Learn about the tumultuous history of American immigration with a reading passage that discusses the ancient migration over the Bering...
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St. Patrick's Day: James Joyce

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Whether it's St. Patrick's Day or not, this lesson can be a great way to study James Joyce and how his heritage has influenced his writing. The lesson is meant to be used with the Gale database, specifically the Student Resource Center...
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For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students investigate Japanese culture by creating origami.  In this Asian heritage activity, students utilize the Internet to view origami tutorials which they use to create birds and other animals.  Students discuss what "heritage"...
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Growing Shamrocks!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students discover Irish heritage by planting seeds.  In this botany lesson, students utilize a shamrock cookie cutter to create a form which they can grow alfalfa inside.  Students observe the plant growing over the next few weeks.
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Ohio's Ethnic Heritage

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study Ohio's ethnic heritage. They explore the history of different cultural groups in Ohio during Caroline Harrison's lifespan (1832-1892) and create a tri-fold display. They bring in a type of food that was eaten by the group...
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Magic Words, Magic Brush: The Art of William Butler and Jack Yeats

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the influence of the landscape of Ireland on shaping the poetry of William Butler Yeats. They work in groups researching the growth of the Irish Nationalist Movement, Celtic origins, invasions, and the impact on the...
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Compare and Contrast the French Cinderella with Other Cultural Versions

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students first compare and contrast the traditional French Cinderella with Cinderella stories from around the world as well as the opera synopsis. Students write their own Cinderella stories, personalizing them with aspects from their...
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Disenfranchised People of the New Nation

For Teachers 8th
Why are some immigrant groups in the United States embraced while others become disenfranchised? To answer this question, teams investigate why groups emigrated to the US, why some of these these peoples were disenfranchised, and their...
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American Immigration Past and Present

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students simulate a Commission hearing in which the class attempt to arrive at an immigration policy; individual essays by each student; and, if time permits, individual or group projects based on some aspect of America's immigration...
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Group Rehearsal

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students study their national and family heritage while working in groups.  In this personal history project, students examine the family shield or crest of the teacher while preparing to create and share their own with the class....
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Historic Overview of Ireland

For Students 5th - 8th
Erin go bragh! Young historians fill out a note-taking guide as they view a presentation on the history of Ireland. Beginning with the early BC and AD eras, they discover the Stone Age, Bronze Age, the impact of the Vikings, and Easter...
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Bunratty Castle Activities Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Accompany the Bunratty Castle presentation with a variety of activities that encourage information recall, and creative thinking. Activities include writing an occupation story, designing a tapestry, acting out castle roles, and more! 
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Let's Discuss Current Events

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Investigate articles from the daily news and share opinions with classmates. Using current events, learners view a news program without sound and predict what news is being discussed by analyzing the visuals. Then they read news articles...
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Slave Resistance

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Young historians discover how slaves brought to America were active in their resistance to their enslavement, and work to dispel the typical stereotype of slaves as docile and passive peoples through discussion, notes, and a role-playing...
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My Childhood Portrait

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students practice descriptive writing by viewing auto-portraits of young children.  In this art analysis lesson plan, students examine an auto-portrait of their teacher as a young child and ask him/her questions about their youth....
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Picasso For Kids

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore art history by creating their own abstract artwork in class. In this Pablo Picasso lesson, students read a Picasso biography and identify the important works he created during his lifetime. Students complete an...
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The History and Culture of Ireland

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Ireland has an interesting history that can lead to a variety of motivating lessons.
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Basketball Vocabulary Terms

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore language arts by identifying vocabulary used in sports. In this basketball terms lesson plan, students discuss the game of basketball and utilize a basket and paper with vocabulary terms written on it. Students define...
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Immigration Unit

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders develop an appreciate for the various cultures that are present in their local community. Through reading and research, they explain how various culture came to live in their area. At the conclusion of the unit, 3rd...
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Creating a Map

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students create a map of their community. In this mapping lesson plan, students identify various geographical features and the cardinal directions on maps displayed in the classroom. Students are divided into three groups to create a...
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Creating Posters

For Teachers K - 5th
Students design original posters that encourage good attitudes towards the environment.  In this positive environment lesson, students brainstorm and create a list of positive behaviors for a good environment.  Students create posters...
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Geography and Climate

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate geographical locations and their own personal experiences with the environment.  In this environmental identification activity, students participate in a match game using certain environmental and geographical terms...