The following links may help you in putting together a St. Patrick's Day lesson.
- Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students
- ESL/EFL Seasonal Activities: St. Patrick's Day (Teachers for Christ International)
- A Wee Bit O' Fun
About St. Patrick's Day, Legend has It, Why Green?, What's Lucky?
- St. Patrick's Day Background and Celebrations (Ailisha O'Sullivan)
Background, Celebrations Today, Recipe for Irish Soda Bread
- The Legend of St. Patrick's Day
As retold by LeAnn "Chief Morning Star" Russell
- Pages about St. Patrick, the man
- St. Patrick's Day Puzzle (Laurel Valentine)
Vocabulary related to Ireland and St. Patrick.
- Lucky Leprechaun's Lane: About St. Patrick's Day (Blake & Associates)
- Links to Sites Offering Irish Music MIDI Files
MIDI files are playable on most modern personal computers. See the ABC's of Using MIDI Files
- Irish Recipes (Paddy Waldron)
Make food for a party or create an ESL lesson on following directions.
- St. Patrick's Day: What it means to be Irish, seriously (Shawn Connolly)
An editorial in The Rensselaer Polytechnic OnLine, 1997, probably only useful to ESL teachers in the USA with high level students.
Link PagesThese are page with lists of links to other web sites.
- Excite Travel: Ireland
- Ireland: The Internet Collection
- Virtual Tourist Guide to Ireland (Paddy Waldron)
- Irish and Celtic Thingies (Pat Murphy)
Not So UsefulThere is even a www.stpatricksday.org and a stpatricksday.com. Both are frame pages (a little slow) and don't seem to have much that would be useful for teachers of English as a second language.
The Internet TESL Journal