Teach your elementary or middle schoolers about the Chinese Zodiac and New Year with this great mini unit.
Included in the file are the following items:
Students read about the animals of the Chinese Zodiac and the story of the Great Race. Information cards are included listing the different qualities of each animal and their lucky numbers, colors, flowers, and directions.
The second set of sheets covers the different traditions and activities surrounding the New Years celebrations.
The third set provides students with information on the myths of Nian and Sui.
Regular and modified poster and comic pages are provided for each topic. There are also many different coloring sheets of creatures, landscapes, lanterns, and posters.
Students can use the image sheets provided to help them make their projects or to simply give them ideas.
Students can work on the crossword as a final activity to wrap up the unit or as a check on their understanding of the main content.
A PowerPoint presentation is included with enlarged readings, images, video links, and animations to help guide students through the materials.