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Here’s a videoconference available from CESA 7 Interactive Learning Services on why St. Patrick’s Day such a widely celebrated holiday, and what makes the Irish such a proud people. This vc is available upon request, so if you didn’t make it on time for today, you can consider it in the future. Here’s what the program offers: in this e-field trip students look through the Irish perspective and catch a glimpse of what the Irish have endured, why St. Patrick is such an important figure to them, and how Celtic culture has sustained their spirit. In the process, we will try out Irish dancing, sing Irish songs, and learn about Celtic myths that reach back over two millennia to a time before Christianity.
In this program, students will go beyond familiar associations of leprechauns, shamrocks and green beverages to appreciate and understand how St. Patrick drove the Druids from Ireland, the nature of the music that sprang from the harp of Celtic god The Dagda, what occurred on the Hill of Tara, and how the Irish Wheel is a symbol akin to those of Native American cultures. Unraveling the mysterious knots of Irish culture and legacy makes for a fascinating adventure of discovery! Presenter Marc Kotz is a life-long performing artist and teacher who delights in venturing to other cultures and times through the means of dance, theatre, music and educational exploration.
Through Irish Eyes & Feet: Celebrating St. Patrick & Celtic Culture is a highly interactive and reflective program involving dancing, singing, historical and cultural learning/analysis as well as critical thinking. To participate, contact CESA 7. (New Links members, contact CSD and we will help you get this program set up).