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St. Patrick's Day PPT for ED 205 (Grand Valley State University)


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St. Patrick's Day PPT for ED 205 (Grand Valley State University)

  1. 1. Tony Pascoe ED 205 Sec. 01 There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were. Click Here to Begin! -Traditional Irish Saying Quit
  2. 2. Home Click The Link Who Was St. Patrick? To The Slide You Want History of the Holiday Symbols and Traditions St. Patrick’s Day Games and Crafts This button will always bring you back to this “home” slide. Additional Resources Author’s Biography and Email Quit
  3. 3. Who Was St. Patrick? (1 of 2) • St. Patrick was born Maewyn Succat around 400 B.C. (He changed his name later to a Christian name) • At the age of sixteen, Patrick was taken prisoner by a group of Irish raiders who were attacking his family's estate. • After more than six years as a prisoner, Patrick escaped. A voice- which he believed to be God's-spoke to him in a dream, telling him it was time to leave Ireland. Quit
  4. 4. Who Was St. Patrick? (2 of 2) • Patrick walked nearly 200 miles from County Mayo, where it is believed he was held, to the Irish coast. • After escaping to Britain, Patrick began religious training, a course of study that lasted more than fifteen years. • After his ordination as a priest, he was sent back to Ireland with a dual mission-to Above Image: a new minister to Christians already living in style of cross, the Ireland and to begin to convert the Irish. Celtic Cross, introduced by • Patrick is believed to have died on March St. Patrick during his ministries. 17, around 460 A.D. Video on St. Patrick (Click Link and Then Select quot;St. Patrickquot; From List) Quit
  5. 5. History of the Holiday St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17on the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. **On St. Patrick's Day Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat are waived and people are free dance, drink, and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish corned beef and cabbage. Quit
  6. 6. The Shamrock (Clover) Dance Leprechauns Music Example Irish Music The Color Green Food The Banishment of Snakes Corned Beef and Cabbage Irish Stew Soda Bread Guinness Symbols and Traditions Quit
  7. 7. THE SHAMROCK (Clover) St. Patrick used the shamrock to convey the idea of the holy trinity during his ministries and is still often associated with this symbol. 17th the shamrock had become a symbol of emerging Irish nationalism (Irish began to wear the shamrock as a symbol of their pride in their heritage) Symbols and Traditions Quit
  8. 8. The original Irish name for these figures of folklore is quot;lobaircin,quot; meaning quot;small-bodied fellow.quot; Leprechauns Leprechauns stem from the Celtic belief Leprechauns had nothing to do with in fairies, tiny men and women who St. Patrick or the celebration of St. could use their magical powers to serve Patrick's Day, a Catholic holy day. good or evil. Though only minor figures in Celtic folklore, leprechauns were Until In 1959, when Walt Disney known for their trickery, which they often released a film called Darby O'Gill used to protect their much-fabled & the Little People, which treasure. (Pot O’ Gold) introduced America to a very different sort of leprechaun than the little man of Irish folklore. Click Button to See a This cheerful, friendly leprechaun is Clip of “Darby O’Gill a purely American invention, but and the Little People” has quickly evolved into an easily recognizable symbol of both St. Symbols and Patrick's Day and Ireland in Traditions general. Quit
  9. 9. The Color Green Today, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by people of all backgrounds in thecolor associated with St.and Blue was the original United States, Canada, Patrick. Green was broughtAmerica is home to the Australia. Although North to prominence by The Society of United Irishmen celebrating their largest productions, St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated nationalism, usually by wearing the green from in other locations far Ireland, including shamrock. Japan, Singapore, and Russia. Most show their spirit by wearing green clothing. Chicago is also famous for a somewhat peculiar annual event: dyeing the Chicago River green (shown in picture above). The tradition started in 1962, when city pollution- control workers used dyes to trace illegal sewage discharges and realized that the green dye might provide a unique way to celebrate the holiday. That year, they released 100 pounds of green vegetable dye into the river—enough to keep it green for a week! Today, in order to minimize environmental damage, only forty pounds of dye are used, making the river green for only several hours. Symbols and Traditions Quit
  10. 10. Snakes It has long been recounted that, during his mission in Ireland, St. Patrick once stood on a hilltop and with only a wooden staff by his side, banished all the snakes from Ireland. In fact, the island nation was never home to any snakes. The quot;banishing of the snakesquot; was really a metaphor for the eradication of pagan ideology from Ireland and the triumph of Christianity. Saint Patrick was a gentleman But not too many drinkees Who through strategy and stealth Lest we lose ourselves and then... Drove all the snakes from Ireland Forget the good Saint Patrick Here's a drinkee to his health! And see them snakes again! - Unknown Symbols and Traditions Quit
  11. 11. DANCE On St. Patrick’s Day dancing is one of many events people use to celebrate the passing of St. Patrick, often in the form of professional dancing performances. Irish performance dancing is traditionally referred to as stepdance. Irish stepdance popularized in 1994 by the world- famous show “Riverdance” is notable for its rapid leg Click Picture Above for a Video on movements, body and arms being Riverdance kept largely stationary. Symbols and Traditions Quit
  12. 12. Even though the harp is considered “old Fashioned” it is still a common symbol of Irish culture – especially on their famous Guinness beer labels. Music • After being conquered by the English, and forbidden to speak their own language, the Irish, turned to music to help them remember important events and hold on to their heritage and history. • Today, traditional Irish bands like The Chieftains, Flogging Molly, Shaun Davey, Gaelic Storm, and Enya are gaining worldwide popularity. Click to go to some examples Click to Hear the of modern Irish Sound of the Symbols and music Harp Pictured Traditions Quit Above
  13. 13. Food Click on a picture for more information and a tasty recipe for each! Irish Stew Soda Bread Corned Beef and Cabbage Guinness Symbols and Food Traditions Quit
  14. 14. Food Cabbage was used to cover the smell of meat so that the tax man would not tax you more for being able to afford the “luxury” of meat Corned Beef and Cabbage in your diet. Each year, thousands of Irish Americans gather with their loved ones on St. Patrick's Day to share a quot;traditionalquot; meal of corned beef and cabbage. Though cabbage has long been an Irish food, corned beef only began to be associated with St. Patrick's Day at the turn of the century and it started in America! Irish immigrants living on New York City's Lower East Side substituted corned beef for their traditional dish of Irish bacon to save money. They learned about the cheaper alternative from their Jewish neighbors. Food RECIPE Quit
  15. 15. Food Corned Beef and Cabbage Ingredients Directions 5 pounds corned brisket of beef Place the corned beef in water to cover 6 peppercorns, or packaged with the peppercorns or mixed pickling pickling spices spices (in supermarkets, these often come 3 carrots, peeled and quartered packaged with the corned beef). Cover the 3 onions, peeled and quartered pot or kettle, bring to a boil, reduce heat 1 medium-sized green cabbage, and simmer 5 hours or until quartered or cut in wedges tender, skimming occasionally. During the Melted butter (about 4 last hour, add the carrots and onions and tablespoons) cover again. During the last 15 minutes, add the cabbage. Transfer meat and vegetables to a platter and brush the vegetables with the melted butter. Serve with boiled parsley potatoes, cooked separately. (The stock can be saved to add to a pot roast or stew instead of other Food Quit liquid.)
  16. 16. Food Irish Stew Irish stew is a traditional dish made from lamb, beef, or mutton (mutton is lamb over a year old) as well as a variety of vegetables such as potatoes, onions, and parsley. RECIPE Food Quit
  17. 17. Food Irish Stew Ingredients Directions 4 qrtsof water. Boil the stewing beef alone for about 1 hour. 1 lb of stewing beef. Brown the mince. 1 lb lean mince beef. Strain off most of the fat. 2 Knorr Beef Stock Cubes. Chop the vegetables to spoon size. 2 Oxos Put all ingredients in a big pot and bring to 4 med size carrots. boil and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. 2 med size onions. Near the end add the Bisto to 1/4 cup of cold A tablespoon of dried mixed herbs. water, mix well, and stir into the stew. 2 large stalks of celery. Then serve over the mashed potatoes. 5 med size potatoes + a med size pot of mashed potatoes. Black pepper. 2 table spoons of Bisto Food Quit
  18. 18. Food Soda Bread Soda bread dates back to approximately 1840, when bicarbonate of soda was introduced to Ireland. Because the climate of Ireland hinders the growth of hard wheat (which creates a flour that rises easily with the assistance of yeast), bicarbonate of soda replaced yeast as the leavening agent. RECIPE Quit
  19. 19. Food Soda Bread powder, salt, and baking soda in large bowl Ingredients to blend. Add butter. Using fingertips, rub in Nonstick vegetable oil spray until coarse meal forms. Make well in center 2 cups all purpose flour of flour mixture. Add buttermilk. Gradually 5 tablespoons sugar, divided stir dry ingredients into milk to blend. Mix in 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder raisins. 1 teaspoon salt Using floured hands, shape dough into ball. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda Transfer to prepared pan and flatten slightly 3 tablespoons butter, chilled, cut into cubes (dough will not come to edges of pan). 1 cup buttermilk Sprinkle dough with remaining 1 tablespoon 2/3 cup raisins sugar. Directions Bake bread until brown and tester inserted Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray 8-inch- into center comes out clean, about 40 diameter cake pan with nonstick spray. minutes. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes. Whisk flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, baking Transfer to rack. Serve warm or at room temperature. Food Quit
  20. 20. Food Guinness Guinness is the world famous stout beer from Ireland created by Arthur Guinness in the early 18th century. Fun Facts: Guinness is so thick that it takes a recommended 119.5 seconds (almost 2 minutes!) to pour perfectly. Although not proven Guinness is said to beneficial for the heart. Guinness Book of World Records Slide Food Quit
  21. 21. Guinness Book of World Records Guinness World Records is a reference published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. First Edition, 1955 Official Guinness World Records Website Quit
  22. 22. St. Patty’s Day Game Pages Pot O’ Gold Pot O’ Gold 2 Shamrock Leprechaun with Hat Word Search (On The Internet) What's Different? (On the Internet) You can click and Word Searches/Cross Words (Printable - Online) Open these PDF files Mazesprint for pages fun and some (Printable - Online) coloring Coloring Pages (Printable - Online) And finally I have St. Patrick’s Day Mask put two fun little Or IF you have a working Simple Leprechaun Hats activities in full detail internet connection, you on two slides in this can click and open up PowerPoint which these online resources for you can jump to by some other fun activities clicking these links Quit
  23. 23. What You Do: Pencils What You Need: • Draw the shape of a shamrock on a Green construction Scissors Green yarn or wool piece of green construction paper or on paper or white paper and Glue white paper big enough to cover your green paint Paintbrushes and water Stapler face. Cut the shamrock out of the paper. • Draw eye holes on the shamrock mask containers if you are painting. and cut them out too. (Trycutting the eye holes in the shapes of shamrocks) • Glue green wool around the outside of the shamrock to add strength... and interest. • Attach yarn to the shamrock using a stapler. Tie the shamrock mask around your head. Games Slide Quit
  24. 24. What You Need: What You Do:  Green Gift Wrap • Measure around the rim of the bucket with  Masking Tape the belt and ask an adult to punch another hole and cut off the extra piece of belt. Loop belt into  Old Belt (or paper or cloth strip) a circle and buckle belt.  Beach Bucket • Place paper centered over the upside-down beach bucket and press paper down with hands around bucket to shape. • Place looped belt over top and push down to the bottom of the bucket near the rim securing the paper in place. Remove hat from bucket. Games Slide Quit
  25. 25. Additional Resources • The People, the Places, the Traditions, the Music. • » The Catholic Encyclopedia From Celtic slave to the Patron saint of Ireland: Saint Patrick's full history. • » The Government of Ireland Website This site will help you to find government organizations or information by providing links, indices of recent publications and a search engine that searches all government sites. There is also general information about Ireland including some photographs of well known locations. • » Keltic Nations Find an Irish Festival in your area with Celtic Nations. • » Irish-American Heritage Center Located in Chicago, IL the Heritage Center includes both a Museum and a Library. • » Irish Heritage Trail This site created by the Boston Irish Tourism Association to promote Massachusetts' Irish community. • » John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. Quit
  26. 26. My Sister My name is Tony Pascoe, I am a student at Grand Valley State University and I did this PowerPoint on St. Patrick’s Day for my Computers in Education course. Feel free to email me with any and all questions. - Tony Pascoe Christmas Goofy Hats ME Click the E-mail to Contact Me Quit