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The Chinese New Year – a lesson plan

To give extensive & intensive reading practice – stages 2, 3, 4
To give freer speaking practice – stages 1, 4
To review & expand vocabulary connected to describing character – stage

The Chinese New Year starts today.

Today is the first day of the New Year on the Chinese lunar calendar. Each year of the calendar’s 16-year cycle is represented by an animal. According to the Chinese zodiac, people born during a given year share traits with that animal. 2010 is the year of the tiger. Those born under this year are supposed to be short-tempered, suspicious, adventurous, sensitive, emotional, and risk-takers.

Chinese Kites

Celebrate Chinese holidays and the country’s ancient culture with animal zodiac kites. Happy new year!

Chinese New Year

Students will recognize that different groups of people celebrate holidays unique to them.

–Students will demonstrate their understanding of the concept of tradition.

–Students will identify and participate in three traditional activities used during Chinese New Year celebrations.

–Students will explain why the traditional activities are done.

–Students will locate the year they (and members of their family) were born on a Chinese zodiac chart and determine if the characteristics of the animals are an accurate portrayal of their personalities.

Chinese New Year Lesson Plan

We are going to learn about the most important holiday for people in the Chinese culture. Then, let’s practice one of the favorite events of the Chinese New Year

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