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My kids seem to really retain the info that they dig up on their own rather than being spoon-fed dry facts. A research assignment can easily overwhelm younger kids, however. They are unsure about where to start and what information is needed. Plus there is the matter of internet safety – you can’t just turn your kid loose on Google search!
I created some St. Patrick’s Day Research printables that will encourage independent learning while giving some guidance. This series of questions uses four articles to learn about the life of St. Patrick and the history of St. Patrick’s Day.
The articles are on these websites:
I use LiveBinders to organize links for my kids. Each link opens up inside the online binder. I put the above links into a St. Patrick’s Day Binder to provide a simple way for you to share them with your child.
If you want to take it a step further, you can assign a paper using the facts gathered on these worksheets.
The Legends of St. Patrick free ebook
St. Patrick’s Journey interactive website
St. Patrick free audio story
Patrick: From Slave to Saint told in 1st person
St. Patrick’s Day free educational videos