History of Saint Patrick’s Day: Engaging Presentation & Trivia Game for Middle School Teachers


Bring the history of Saint Patrick’s Day to life in your classroom with our engaging presentation and interactive trivia game! Perfect for history teachers, our materials require zero prep time and cover everything from the origins of the holiday to its modern-day traditions.


Are you a history teacher looking for an engaging and comprehensive teaching resource to educate your students about the fascinating history of Saint Patrick’s Day? Look no further than our specially designed presentation, complete with a fun and interactive trivia game!

Our teaching resource is perfect for history teachers who want to bring the history of Saint Patrick’s Day to life in their classrooms, with easy-to-use materials that require zero prep time.


History of Saint Patrick's Day
Slides that teach the history of Saint Patrick’s Day


Students will learn about the origins of the holiday, from its ancient Celtic roots to the modern-day parades and celebrations that take place all over the world. They’ll also discover the intriguing history of Saint Patrick himself, including the legendary story of him driving all the snakes out of Ireland. Students will understand that Saint Patrick’s Day is not just a holiday to wear green and have parties, it’s a festival with deep historical roots, that it originally started as a religious festival commemorating the arrival of Christianity to Ireland.

In addition to learning the history of Saint Patrick’s Day, this activity also covers the significance of some of the most iconic symbols associated with the holiday, such as the shamrock, leprechaun, and the color green. Students will also learn some interesting facts like how blue used to be the color of Ireland, not green! The presentation includes vivid images and engaging explanations to help your students fully understand the meaning behind these important symbols.


But the fun doesn’t stop there! We’ve also included an exciting and interactive trivia game, designed to reinforce the lessons your students learn in the first half of the presentation. The game is challenging and engaging, with questions that cover a wide range of topics related to Saint Patrick’s Day. Correct answers allow students to move forward, while incorrect answers send them back to try again. This game can be played as a full class, or you can share the Google Slides version of the activity with students and let them play in groups or individually.


History of Saint Patrick's Day trivia
Engaging trivia questions that tests students’ knowledge

This activity is for all teachers:

And the best part? Our presentation is not just for history class! Whether you’re a social studies teacher, English teacher, art teacher, or drama teacher, you can easily incorporate the presentation and trivia game into your curriculum. Our versatile teaching resource is ideal for students in grades 7-9 and can be adapted for younger or older students.

If you’re looking for an entertaining and informative way to teach your students about the history of Saint Patrick’s Day, our comprehensive teaching resource is just what you need. Order now and discover the rich cultural heritage behind this beloved holiday with your students!

Resource Includes:

  1. PowerPoint file (includes presentation and trivia)
  2. Link to Google Slides version

Suggested Use:

Our comprehensive teaching resource comes in two versions: PowerPoint and Google Slides. When using either version, it’s important to view the resource in “slide show” view to fully immerse your students in the presentation.

To get started, begin by teaching your students about the fascinating history of Saint Patrick’s Day using the first part of our presentation. Engage your students by asking them questions and expanding on each slide, encouraging them to participate and ask questions of their own. This interactive approach is sure to keep your students fully engaged and immersed in the rich cultural history of the holiday.

Once you’ve completed the history lesson, it’s time for the exciting and interactive trivia game! This game is designed to reinforce the lessons learned in the first part of the presentation, and can be played individually or in teams. You can even keep score on a classroom board, adding a fun competitive element to the learning experience.

To get a better idea how this activity works, CLICK HERE

History of Saint Patrick's Day Video Preview

Want to learn about the History of Saint Patrick’s Day?

Visit the Lessons in Humanities blog and learn about the History of Saint Patrick’s Day by reading “A Colorful History of Saint Patrick’s Day”

A Colorful History of Satin Patrick's Day

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@lessonsinhumanities.com.

Additional information

Resource Types

PowerPoints, Google Slides


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