Geography Quest: St. Patrick Edition

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You can’t let this day go by without a look at the patron saint of Ireland.

Enjoy this Geography Quest which takes us to Ireland and the British Isles.

Who Was St. Patrick?

If your family celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, then you probably know all about this patron Saint of Ireland. If not, take some time to explore the legends and culture around the holiday.

  • Where is St. Patrick from?
  • What was his life’s mission?
  • Was he successful in his mission?
  • What is a patron Saint and how did Patrick become one?

Follow the Life of St. Patrick on The Map

You’ll need a map of Great Britain and Europe to complete this portion of the assignment.

  • Map Patrick’s birthplace
  • Map his first appearance in Ireland– do you know how he ended up there?
  • Locate the place he went to be educated (for his mission).

Patrick returned to Ireland prepared to convert the Irish to Christianity. Can you find how many churches he established there?

Learn More about Ireland

Blog, She Wrote: Geography Quest- St. Patrick Edition

Visit Time for Kids Around the World website and enjoy a tour of Ireland & Great Britain.

  • Fact Page– Lists some statistics for Ireland and has pictures
  • Sight Seeing Guide– Lets you click around the map to see pictures of the locations and hear more facts
  • History Timeline– You can click on the timeline to see when Patrick arrived in Ireland and other events in the country’s history.
  • Challenge– Quizzes your student on what they’ve explored
  • Day in the Life– Introduces a young person from the country and takes you through their day

St. Patrick’s Day Art

There’s still time to pull out your chalks and paint some shamrocks.

Tricia at Hodgepodge has a spring chalk pastel book and a spring art video course and I’m pleased to share our results with you.

Blog, She Wrote: Geography Quest- St. Patrick Edition

St. Patrick used the shamrock as an illustration of the Trinity as he ministered to the people of Ireland.

It’s easy to explain that there are three distinct parts to one compound leaf.

Spring Video Art Course for All Ages

If you’ve never used Hodgepodge chalk painting tutorials before, you are in for a treat!

I have used them with all of our kids for art lessons and I let my artsy daughter try out the lessons that appeal to her the most on her own.

Either way, they are a delight to behold when they are complete.

WonderMaps by Bright Ideas Press

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  1. What a wonderful resource – we are joining together after lunch to click through your links and learn more today! Thank you. And your St. Patrick’s Day chalk art is SO beautiful!

    1. Thanks for your kind words Tricia! We’ll be wandering through a look at St. Patrick this afternoon as well.

  2. Hello from Nana at Hodgepodge! I wanted to tell you that your pastel painting of the shamrocks was beautiful! And remember, you ARE an artist!

  3. We had a great time with St. Patrick today. Thank you for the great resource. We had several resources at home about St. Patrick that helped us on our quest. My daughter enjoyed her day of research. We ended the day with shepherd’s pie and Irish soda bread.

    1. Colleen- wonderful! Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed the Quest. I love just putting ideas in everyone’s minds about how they might go about finding out more and it’s fun to come up with all the starting places.

      Thank you!

  4. Heather,
    What a wonderful study – LOVE your resources! Can’t wait to enjoy the day with my middle-school artist 😉
    Found this on the iHomeschool Network forum…

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