Ancient China - Chinese Calendar (Including Zodiac and New Year)

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4th - 6th
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The Chinese lunisolar calendar has been used for over 4000 years. In Ancient China, farmers used the calendar so they would know when to plant their fields and harvest their crops. This resource includes reading pages about the lunisolar calendar, origins of the Chinese calendar, the Chinese Zodiac, the legend of the Great Race, the introduction of the Gregorian calendar and Chinese New Year as well as a vocabulary guide. Included are differentiated worksheets, Chinese lantern craft and Zodiac Stickers that can be used for Health & Wellbeing.

Pages: 16 (including 4 answer sheets)


  • 3 Information Handouts
  • Vocabulary Page
  • Chinese Zodiac Reference
  • Vocabulary Worksheet
  • Chinese Lantern Craft Project
  • True or False Worksheet
  • Multiple Choice Worksheet
  • Comprehension Questions Worksheet
  • Zodiac Stickers
  • Answer Sheets
  • Terms of Use
Total Pages
16 pages
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