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.