Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Tech Review: Irish American Heritage Month

March is Irish American Heritage Month. Over 10% of Americans report Irish ancestry.
Check out the Presidential Proclamation at White House website at http://goo.gl/GGnWup.
Wikipedia’s article on Irish Americans at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_American includes a history, heritage, and cultural information. It also explores famous people of Irish descent.
During the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s, many people came to the United States from Ireland to escape the agricultural disaster. The Irish Potato Famine Interactive is a a great way for children to learn about this event. Go to http://www.irishpotatofamine.org/flash.html.
Explore the Lonely Planet: Ireland guide at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ireland to learn about the country.
Irish America magazine is a periodical and website focusing on Irish interests in North America. Although not designed specifically for youth, it’s a great source of information. Their lists related to Irish-American accomplishments are of particular interest and would be good for bulletin board ideas for the library. Go to http://irishamerica.com/.
For lots of great infographics, do a Google Images search for Irish American at https://images.google.com/.