The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Map It
Have the class find Ireland or Barrytown on a map. Have the class predict how long it would take to travel to these places from your students' hometown by foot, boat, airplane, swimming, etc. Then, have the class actually figure out how long it would take to travel to these places from their hometown using various transportation methods.
2. Make Forts
One of Paddy and his friends' favorite activities is to find old materials at the construction sites and use the materials to make...
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