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Feasts and Festivals

Feasts and Festivals

Feasts and Festivals by Scoilnet

A look at some feasts and celebrations from around the world.

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Story of St Brigid

http://www.holyspiritparishgreenhills.ie/kids/StBridget.pdf Added: 06 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Page of notes from a parish website about Ireland's other patron saint - St Brigid. Not a lot is known about her life - she was a nun, lived around 450-523, feast day celebrated on February 1st. The St Brigid's cross is also associated with the saint.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Local Studies

Strand unit: Feasts & Festivals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the origins and traditions associated with some common festivals in Ireland and other countries
  • explore, discuss and record some of the ceremonies, stories, legends, poetry, music, dances and games associated with these feasts and festivals

Suggestions for use: Make a St Brigid's Cross and explore a little about the saint.

5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Make a St Brigid's Cross

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Visual History of Halloween

http://img.frightcatalog.com/images...hics/history_of_halloween_large.jpg Added: 22 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

From ancient Celts to the present day a nce timeline of the major events associated with Halloween.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories from the lives of people in the past

Suggestions for use: Present to the class and talk about some of the key events. Useful too for research projects for the students.

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories from the lives of people in the past

Suggestions for use: Present to the class and talk about some of the key events. Useful too for research projects for the students.

Asset type: Image
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

St John's Eve in Ireland

http://www.iol.ie/~marist/halo/halojohn/johntrads.html Added: 06 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Short description of the traditions associated with this midsummer festival celebrated mostly in Co Mayo on June 23rd. The lighting of bonfires is a major part of the festival which celebrates the saint's birthday on June 24th.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Local Studies

Strand unit: Feasts & Festivals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the origins and traditions associated with some common festivals in Ireland and other countries
  • explore, discuss and record some of the ceremonies, stories, legends, poetry, music, dances and games associated with these feasts and festivals

Suggestions for use: Good background information on a lesser known feast.

Strand: Local Studies

Strand unit: Feasts & Festivals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the origins and traditions associated with a range of festivals in Ireland and other countries
  • explore, discuss and record some of the ceremonies, stories, legends, poetry, music, dances and games associated with these feasts and festivals
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

St Patrick

http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Holidays/StPat Added: 06 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Biographical notes on the life of St Patrick. Covers his early life as well as his missionary work in Ireland and his use of the shamrock to explain the Blessed Trinity.

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3-4 SESE History
3-4 Religious Education

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Local Studies

Strand unit: Feasts & Festivals

3-4
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

The Christmas Story

http://www.whychristmas.com/story/the_christmas_story.shtml Added: 12 Nov 2009 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

The full story of Jesus' birth written in an easy-to-read style. The story is broken into sections, like 'The Shepards and the Sheep', 'Jesus as a Newborn', the 'Wise Men' and so on.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

St. Brigid's Crosses

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learn...re/saint-brigid/st.-brigids-crosses Added: 06 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Covers the story of the St Brigid cross and why it is important to the story of St Brigid. Includes a step-by-step guide on how to make a St Brigid Cross.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore and experiment with the properties and characteristics of materials in making structures
  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Follow at the step-by-step guide at the bottom of the page.

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore and experiment with the properties and characteristics of materials in making structures
  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Follow at the step-by-step guide at the bottom of the page.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Lesson Plan on Different Cultures

http://lessonplanspage.com/SSLAOCICountriesandCulturesIdeas18.htm Added: 06 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Presents a series of suggestions for classes to teach about different countries and cultures. Covers different levels and subjects. Among areas covered are culinary differences, games in different cultures and family heritage.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

An Nollaig - Cártaí Imeartha (PDF)

http://schoolblog8.scoilnet.ie/nollaig/playing_cards_an_nollaig.pdf Added: 10 Dec 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Reference

Cártaí imeartha le focal agus pictiúr orthu, chomh maith le cartaí le pictiúr amháin nó le focal amháin. Printable matching cards covering vocabulary associated with the Christmas Season.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Gaeilge

Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ócáidí Speisialta

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na cártaí seo a phriontáil chun cluiche meaitséala a imirt.

Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ócáidí Speisialta

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na cártaí seo a phriontáil chun cluiche meaitséala a imirt.

Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ócáidí Speisialta

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na cártaí seo a phriontáil chun cluiche meaitséala a imirt.

Asset type: Document
Language: Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Festivals and Feasts

People celebrate special days known as festivals or holidays every year in countries throughout the world . . . 


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