The New Scramble for Africa: Pádraig Carmody: 9781509507085: Books - Pádraig

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  • Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Polity; 2 edition (Oct. 24 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1509507086
  • ISBN-13: 978-1509507085
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.3 x 22.6 cm
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"This �new scramble for Africa� provides an excellent overview of the current development and exploitation of Africa�s resources showing how African development is defined by the �paradox of plenty�. This collection is a must for scholars interested in understanding processes of resource grabbing in Africa from colonial times until now, illustrating the variety of forms it has taken and unrevelaing the various root causes."
Annelies Zoomers, Utrecht University

"Follow the money is a key message of Carmody�s supercharged analysis of the new competitive scramble for Africa�s petroleum and minerals, for its timber, even for its food crops. Few have so well exposed the mechanisms and consequences of this avarice, and particularly of China�s all-encompassing shaping of Africa�s dynamic future. Carmody is a very reliable guide and his second edition is even more definitive than the first."
Robert I. Rotberg, Harvard University

About the Author

Pádraig Carmody is an Associate Professor in Geography at Trinity College Dublin and a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy at the University of Johannesburg --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day Lessons and Irish Heritage Month Resources

Videos | Lesson Plans | Additional Resources


Saint Patrick’s Day (Irish: Lá ‘le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), colloquially St. Paddy’s Day or simply Paddy’s Day, is an annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick (circa AD 385-461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and is generally celebrated on 17th of March. The day is a national holiday of Ireland … It is also a public holiday in Montserrat. In Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Argentina and New Zealand, it is widely celebrated, but is not an official holiday….” – Wikipedia

Lesson Plans:


  • This is a lesson idea for St. Patrick’s Day called “Painting Without Paint” (P-K)
  • This Karo Syrup painting idea can be used for St. Pat’s if you substitute “Shamrocks” (P-1)
  • Here students write Irish blessings on green hearts that are combined to form shamrocks (K-6)
  • This is a quick idea for making St. Patrick’s Day shamrock headbands (P1)

Language Arts:

  • Here students examine the punctuation of a message left by a leprechaun (P)
  • In this idea, notes are exchanged with mischievous night-visiting leprechauns (P-1)
  • “Guess the Shamrock” is a spelling game idea (1)
  • “If I Had a Pot Of Gold…” is a creative writing idea for St. Patrick’s Day (2)
  • In this idea, students compare and contrast their St. Patrick’s Day traditions (2-4)


  • In this Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Donkey type game, students count and learn directional words while “Filling Our Pot of Gold” (P)
  • Students graph clover shamrocks that they find in the schoolyard in this lesson (K-1)
  • This graphing idea uses Lucky Charms cereal (2-3)
  • Here’s another magically delicious graphing activity with Lucky Charms (3-5)
  • In this math idea, lucky students find four-leaf clovers amid the 3-leaf shamrocks (MO)


  • In this science idea, a carnation is magically turned green (K-4)
  • Here is an idea for growing shamrocks (K-5)

Social Science:

  • Students can put themselves in the shoes Irish-American immigrants here by virtually exploring the Ellis Island immigration station (5)


  • Here are ideas for green food for St. Patrick’s Day (P-1)
  • This St. Patrick’s Day lesson is an amalgam of other lesson ideas found on this site (2-4)

General Cultural Heritage:

  • An immigrant group’s “culture capsule” is created in this multidisciplinary lesson
  • Teach about different countries and cultures with this must-have compilation of creative ideas (1-8)
  • This is a set of lesson plans for an Oral History Unit(4-6):
    • This first lesson discusses how to do an interview
    • This one focuses on obtaining information through an interview
    • The last lesson addresses the interviewing of elders to learn about their life in the community
  • This lesson is on cultural awareness and sharing traditions (4-6)
  • This lesson plan is on immigration and tracing one’s lineage (4-5)
  • This brief idea involves learning history from grandparents (4-5)
  • Here’s an activity for developing a cultural calendar (4)
  • This is a lesson plan about family and cultures (5)
  • Here students research the culture, language, and traditions of their native land of origin (6)
  • Students create a “Where am I from” family tree photo story from a template in this lesson
  • Clipart is used here to create a “Where is your family from” quilt square (7)
  • An immigrant group’s “culture capsule” is created in this multidisciplinary lesson (7)

World Geography:

  • This is a geography lesson on “finding your spot in the world” (2)
  • This activity involves creating travel brochures (2-3)
  • Here’s an idea for students to make flags for different countries (3)
  • This is a multidisciplinary lesson on “Music Around the World” (4-5)
  • Students note the differences in melody and rhythm between songs from various cultures and our own (4-5)
  • “See The World” is another good idea for studying other countries (6-10)
  • Students create a travel brochure to an imaginary or actual place in this lesson (6-8)
  • This is a good art-focused lesson on painting, the elements of light, countries and their continents (7-8)
  • “Come to my Country” brochures are created in this geography lesson (7)
  • Sixth graders make a foreign country photo story here


  • This lesson is about E-Pal communication and the other cultures that may be encountered through it (2)
  • “Keypals” is a well-developed electronic foreign penpal unit (2-4)
  • Here is another great international penpal idea (4-12)
  • If you have any St. Patrick’s Day lesson plans to share, please add them to our site!


  • Here are ten videos on the history of St. Patrick’s Day, its traditions, and legends
  • celebrates St. Patrick and the Irish with pieces on Irish icons and Irish-American presidents, plus music, interactive maps and a quiz
  • Here students make leprechaun traps which leads to some very creative writing
  • The class can make felt leprechaun hats with this craft lesson
  • This video aims to teach and promote Irish culture and heritage
  • There are over 100 videos of Irish history collected here including tales of St. Patrick and a moving music video reading actual letters sent to sons who immigrated to America
  • These videos take you on a tour of Ireland

Additional Resources:

  • You can find St. Patrick’s Day worksheets at
  • More St. Patrick’s Day craft activities are detailed at
  • Learn more about the history of St. Patrick’s Day, its food, traditions, parades, authors and other important people that celebrate the day at
  • These high school lesson plans from search for Ancient Ireland
  • Download Irish tunes, jigs and lyrics here
  • Here is an Irish dance thinkquest
  • These sites take the sham from the shamrock and the con from the leprechaun
  • Here is a St. Patrick’s Day PowerPoint and a reader’s theater script with 25 parts!
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Pontifical University


+353 (0)1 708 3600

St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare W23 TW77


Rev. Dr Pádraig Corkery

Lecturer in Moral Theology

Lecturer in Moral Theology

Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3506

Office Location: Room 5, Dunboyne House

Office Hours:
Second Semester : Wednesday 9:30 – 11.00AM and Thursday 9:30 – 11.00AM

Postgraduate Courses
PG 452 Church, State and Society
PG 503 Readings on the Just War
PG 505 Contemporary Issues in Bioethics


  • Priest of the Diocese of Cork & Ross, ordained in 1981. Undergraduate studies at UCC (BSc) and Gregorian University, Rome (STB). Graduate studies at Maynooth (STL) and the Catholic University of America (STD). Curate Togher Parish (‘82-‘83), Curate Cathedral Parish (‘86-‘88), Chaplain University College, Cork (‘88-’98), Cork & Ross Diocesan Lecturer in Medical Ethics (‘86-’98). Lecturer in and Adviser to Cork & Ross Diocesan Adult Religious Education Programme (‘90-’98). Lecturer in Moral Theology, Pontifical University, Maynooth (‘98-present). Member Irish Commission for Justice and Peace (‘93–’01), Chairman (’97-’01). Member Irish Association of Teachers of Moral Theology ’98-present. Dean of the Faculty of Theology since March 2009.

Research Interests:

  • Contemporary issues in bioethics.
  • Catholic social teaching.

Select Publications:

  • “Discovering the Gospel of Life: The Role of Scripture in Moral Reflection” in Brendan Leahy and Séamus O’Connell (eds), Having Life in his Name (Dublin: Veritas, 2011), 41 –58.
  • Bioethics and the Catholic Moral Tradition, Dublin, Veritas, 2010.
  • ‘Christian Discipleship and Catholic Social Doctrine’ in Gearoid Dullea (ed.), Deacons: Ministers of Christ and of God’s Mysteries. Dublin: Veritas, 2010.
  • ‘The Challenge to Re-imagine the Goals and Ethos of Economic Activity?’, Doctrine and Life 58 (2008): 4-10.
  • ‘Beyond the Terri Schiavo Case’, The Furrow 59 (2008): 67-76.
  • Companion to the Compendium of Catholic Social Doctrine, Dublin, Veritas, 2007.
  • ‘Bio-ethics and contemporary Irish moral discourse’ in Amelia Fleming (ed.),Contemporary Irish Moral Discourse. Dublin: Columba Press, 2007.
  • ‘Reproductive Technologies: An Irish contribution to an international debate.’ The Furrow 56 (2005): 353-7.
  • ‘Bishop Daniel Cohalan of Cork on Republican Resistance and Hunger Strikes: A Theological Note’, Irish Theological Quarterly 67 (2002):113-124.
  • ‘The Use of Embryonic Stem Cells’, The Furrow 53 (2002):24-34.
  • Theology in the University: The Irish Context (Editor) Dominican Publications, 1997.

Current Research:

  • The contribution of Pope John Paul II and the CDF to the debate surrounding the provision of nutrition/hydration to persons in a PVS.

Current Courses (Undergraduate):

  • RC 301 The Twilight of Atheism: Alister McGrath
  • MR 221 Bioethics and the Catholic Moral Tradition
  • MR 325 Catholic Social Doctrine
  • MR 336 The Demands of Justice: Personal & Societal Dimensions

Current Courses (Postgraduate):

  • PG 436 New Voices in Moral Theology
  • PG 502 The Response of the Christian Tradition to Richard Dawkins
  • PG 503 Readings on the Just War