Chinese Lunar New Year 2022 Activity

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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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16 plus digital version, rubric, and answer key
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Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with your students using this informational print and digital text and accompanying flip book. Students will read through the worksheet packet or Google Slides to gain information about the Chinese calendar, zodiac animals and their characteristics, holiday traditions, and celebrations. Students will summarize their knowledge by completing the review activity that is available as a printable flipbook or as a digital Google Slide activity.

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Students will learn:

  • Differences between the traditional western solar cycle calendar and the Chinese lunar calendar
  • The 12 zodiac animals and characteristics
    • Rat
    • Ox
    • Tiger
    • Rabbit
    • Dragon
    • Snake
    • Horse
    • Goat
    • Monkey
    • Rooster
    • Dog
    • Pig

  • When and why the Chinese Lunar New Year came about
  • Celebrations such as the Dragon Dance and Lantern Festival

This print AND digital lesson includes:

  • Sneak Peek into My Classroom: Tips and ideas to implement this lesson into your own classroom
  • Digital instructions to distribute the Google Slides activity - YES! You can use this with your secure learning management system such as Google Classroom, Schoology, Seesaw, etc
  • Six-page reading worksheets that detail the
    • Significance of this holiday
    • Chinese zodiac calendar
    • Traditions and an additional page of comprehension questions

  • Student flipbook instructions
  • 9-tab flip book that organizes and summarizes information from the article
  • Rubric to grade activity
  • Answer key

Feedback from happy teachers:

  • Awesome activity! I like that you have formatted questions like the constructive answer response questions on the state test. I also like the compare and contrast questions.
  • Students learned a ton, and the students from Chinese-American families were thrilled to see something from their culture in our lessons. Students enjoyed having their own little books!
  • This was a great way to include cultural diversity in the science classroom. The students really liked discovering their lunar animal.
  • My students loved making this set. They worked to make it look neat and pretty and even wanted to bind it into a book.
  • Very cool flip book on the Zodiac and Chinese New Year. Used it on the New Year in my Geography class as a station.

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Total Pages
16 plus digital version, rubric, and answer key
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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