About the St. Patrick Lesson
To introduce an important Christian figure, St. Patrick, using a short reading comprehension piece with a worksheet.
• Students will learn about St. Patrick.
• Students will understand the impact he made on history and why he is an important figure.
• Students will work on their reading comprehension skills.
One of Christianity?s most well known figures, Saint Patrick was born in Britain to a wealthy family near the end of the fourth century. At the age of sixteen, Patrick was taken prisoner by a group of Irish raiders. He was carried away to Ireland where he was held captive for more than six years. During his time as a slave, Patrick worked as a shepherd, attending the flocks of his master. Alone and homesick, Patrick prayed many times a day while in the pastures with the sheep.