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Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Ultimate Pot Of Gold St. Patrick's Holiday Guide to Freebies For Learning

I have scoured the web for the ultimate St. Pat's Day Freebies Guide for learning printables and lesson plans as well as activities, science experiments and even cupcake yumminess.

When I was done, I put all of the links inside this article from Examiner.com entitled:

The Ultimate St. Patrick's Day Free Resources For Teachers Guide

You will find at least one St. Patrick's Day freebie for every core subject, and of course there is much more.

The guide is free, and the links provide free information that you are free to print or download for your own use.

I don't want to say a whole lot more here, as I put everything into the above article. However, I will give you a brief history of the real St. Patrick:

St. Patrick was not Irish, as many mistakenly believe. He did have a childhood that was adventurous and downright frightening for his parents.

As a young boy, he was taken from his British boyhood home and forced to work in Ireland. He eventually escaped his duties of a shepherd and returned to his homeland. Only, he was then met with a dream where he claimed God, or an angel, asked him to return to Ireland as a missionary.

...So, he did!

This is where the stories begin. Some are true, while others are based on myths and fables. One of them that seems to be true is the account of how he used the common, everyday, plentiful in Ireland, 3-leaf clover to explain the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Other stories about him driving out snakes are thought to be fable, since the climate in Ireland is so chilly that it's unlikely snakes ever proliferated there in the first place.  Nonetheless, Patrick received credit for banishing all snakes in the land.

While I'm at it, here is another article that gives a good background to the St. Patrick historical events from a Christian perspective.

Regardless of whether or not you are Irish or even like the color green, and however you choose to celebrate the day - The Ultimate St. Patrick's Day Guide is a great place to turn for free lesson plans for a fun day of learning.

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