Irish-American Heritage Month
Congress designated March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991 and the president issues a proclamation every year. 7th grade social studies teachers often use St. Patrick to discuss the following standard (7.28): Describe the role of monasteries in the preservation of knowledge and spread of the Catholic Church beyond the Alps. Check out resources related to this at:
- Library of Congress
- U.S. Census Bureau
- National Geographic Kids: St. Patrick's Day
- National Geographic: Who was Saint Patrick and why does he have a day?