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Ireland

a lesson about "the green isle" 

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

What do you know about Ireland?

Slide 2 - Woordweb

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Northern Ireland is a separate country (since 1922) and is part of the United Kingdom. 
There are four provinces on the island. The Northern province, Ulster, consists of Northern Ireland (a separate country) and three Irish counties. 
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland. 
28% of the entire Irish population lives in Dublin!
The Wild Rover - The Dubliners
Irish people love to sing, and Irish music is very popular around the world. It has a typical sound and is usually very suitable for a singalong in a pub. Listen to The Wild Rover and you'll see what we mean. 

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Slide 5 - Video

Ireland: basic facts
  • Ireland is a republic
  • capital city: Dublin
  • languages: English and Gaelic Irish
  • currency: Euro
  • Inhabitants: almost 4.8 million
  • 1.35 million live in Dublin (28% of entire population!)

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Slide 7 - Video

national symbols

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

The harp is also a very important Irish symbol. In fact, it was so Irish, the British feared it would spark nationalism. Therefore, they banned all harps from the land - and executed all harp players!
The 'shamrock' is Ireland's most important symbol. Its three leaves stand for the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Ghost), linking it to St. Patrick.
Ireland, as Britain, has a lively 'pub culture'. The most famous Irish drink is Guinness, a stout beer.
Legend has it that in Ireland, at the end of a rainbow, you will find a pot of gold.
There are lots of sheep in Ireland. Irish woolen jumpers are a typical product you will find in tourist shops.
The tricolor Irish flag represents:
  • Green: the Catholics
  • Orange: the Protestants
  • White: the peace between them/ hope for unity
Catholicism is the main religion in the Republic of Ireland.
This bird is called a 'puffin'  (papegaaiduiker). You'll find them mostly on the Atlantic coast. 
The little ginger men with green clothes are called Leprechauns. They are some sort of fairy, always up to misschief!

Slide 9 - Tekstslide

St. Patrick's Day or Paddy's Day   
17th of March

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated around the world!
(and nowadays, it's mostly about drinking...)

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

Slide 12 - Video

Saint Patrick
Find out why the Irish celebrate this legendary figure. 
Legend has it that the reason there are no snakes in Ireland, is because St. Patrick drove them all into the sea!
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St. Patrick is the PATRON SAINT (patroonheilige; een soort religieuze mascotte) of Ireland. 
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St. Patrick lived during the 4th and 5th century.
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He was originally from Wales, but was kidnapped by Irish pirates when he was 16. He was brought to Ireland to work as a slave. He escaped back to Britain after six years.
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Ireland has been a Catholic nation ever since. Protestants came much later, when Britain sent Scottish lords to Ireland in an attempt to tame the wild country. 
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To this day, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated worldwide on the 17th of March. 
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He returned to Ireland when he grew up, where he became a bishop and spread the Catholic faith. 
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Slide 13 - Tekstslide

QUIZ TIME!


get ready

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What do the orange and green in the Irish flag stand for?

Slide 15 - Open vraag

What percentage of the Irish population lives in Dublin?
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A
2%
B
12%
C
28%
D
44%

Slide 16 - Quizvraag

Ireland has more inhabitants than The Netherlands.
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A
true
B
false

Slide 17 - Quizvraag

Why does the shamrock have 3 leaves?
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A
It looks better as a logo
B
It represents the Holy Trinity

Slide 18 - Quizvraag

Which animals, according to legend, did St. Patrick drive into the sea?
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A
seals
B
cats
C
snakes
D
armadillos

Slide 19 - Quizvraag

What are national symbols of Ireland
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A
shamrock
B
harp
C
colour green
D
all of these

Slide 20 - Quizvraag


"Ulster" is the same as "Northern Ireland"
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A
True
B
False

Slide 21 - Quizvraag

"the fastest game on grass"
(and it's over 3,000 years old!)

Watch the clip and prepare to answer a question.

Slide 22 - Tekstslide

Slide 23 - Video

As a Hurling player, can you play at any club you choose?
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Yes, as you get better, you can play at better clubs
B
No, you play for the team of the county you were born in

Slide 24 - Quizvraag

What did you learn today?

Slide 25 - Woordweb

next time: 
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Slide 26 - Tekstslide

Tekst
Wat ga je zeker onthouden?

Slide 27 - Woordweb

Waar heb je nog vragen over?

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