Are you ready for Saint Patrick’s Day? We have an Internet-Linked Ireland Unit Study that is perfect for the holiday or any time you want to learn more about the Emerald Isle! You’ll find a link at the bottom of this article leading you to the printable unit study.
This is a true unit study, complete with assignments across many different topics. This includes history, math, science, map work, art, reading for information, creative writing, poetry, baking, and TONS of fun.
The Ireland Unit Study covers these topics:
- Map of Ireland: Blackline map of Ireland. Add major cities, bodies of water, and other geographic features to the map.
- Map Math: Calculate the distance between cities by converting kilometers to miles, and compare distances and the time it takes to travel from point A to point B.
- The Flag of Ireland: Learn about the symbolism of the Irish Tricolor.
- The Hill of Tara and Creative Writing: Learn about the Celtic tradition of crowning kings.
- Leprechauns and Acrostic Poem: Learn about traditional leprechauns and write a poem.
- Saint Patrick: Learn about Saint Patrick, his life, and the symbolism of the Shamrock.
- Celtic Cross Art: Learn about Celtic crosses, learn to draw a Celtic knot, and design your own High Cross.
- The Book of Kells and Illuminations: Learn about Medieval bookmaking, admire the Book of Kells, and create your own Illumination.
- Rainbow Science Experiment: Ireland is known for its beautiful green land and rainbows! Do you know how rainbows are made?
- Design a Coin: Take what you have learned and incorporate the symbols of Ireland into a new coin.
- Irish Boxty Bread: Bake traditional Irish potato bread.
The assignments are internet-linked when appropriate to kid-friendly videos, source documents, and other online content to give your kids many different ways to soak up the information. Please be sure to check all links to be sure they work. The internet is constantly changing! If a link doesn’t work, try googling that topic to find a site with the information you’re looking for. You’ll also want to make sure the information is safe and appropriate for your children. At the time we created this unit study, all links were working and safe, but it’s always best to double-check!