The Mini Page — 2009 Activities
Looking for a Leprechaun
This week's standards:
March 14-20, 2009
- Students understand ways in which language, stories, folktales, music and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture and influence behavior of people living in a particular culture. (Social Studies: Culture)
1. Create an Irish flag from photos in the newspaper. Divide a piece of paper into three sections. Paste green parts from photos in the first section of the flag. Paste orange parts of photos in the third section of the flag. Do not paste anything in the center white section.
2. Create a "Just Like Leprechauns" poster. Draw a large shamrock on a piece of paper. In one of the leaves of the shamrock, paste newspaper pictures and words about music. In the second leaf, paste newspaper pictures and words about unusual clothing. In the third leaf, put pictures and words about playing tricks.
3. Interview several family members and friends. Ask them to tell you what they know about leprechauns what they look like and what they do. Collect their answers. How many of the answers are also in todayıs Mini Page? What information about leprechauns did people miss most often?
4. What evidence is there that leprechauns (a) sometimes like people, (b) sometimes trick people, (c) enjoy music, and (d) have special skills?
5. Create a special newspaper feature about leprechauns. Write a news story about a leprechaun interacting with a human, or a feature story about leprechaun fashion, or a comic strip about a leprechaun adventure. Have friends write stories, too. Put them together in your own newspaper.
Standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi