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Chinese New Year

By Michael Roth
Web page with information about Chinese New Year celebrations, customs, and the Chinese calendar. The 15-Day Celebration of Chinese New Year is explained day by day. Traditional New Year foods and Chinese New Year decorations are essential parts of this holiday period. Taboos and Superstitions provides insights into understanding the Chinese New Year.

Published by University of Victoria - Canada

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Curriculum Areas:History/Social Science
English/Language Arts
Themes/Keywords: Chinese
Culture
Holidays
Traditions


Vocabulary
symbolic, celebration, holiday traditions, lunar calendar, ancestors, festival, superstition, fireworks


Essential Question(s)
1. What is the Chinese New Year?
2. What are holiday traditions?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What are the similarities and differences in the celebration of the Chinese New Year and December 31st?
2. What are the main components of the Chinese New Year?
3. In what ways are ancestors honored?
4. What traditions are part of your favorite holiday?
5. How does your family celebrate?
6. What other holidays use fireworks as part of the celbration?

Extension and Activities
1. History/Social Science: Create a timeline that shows the highlights of the Chinese New Year. Include people involved, food, customs, decor and essential traditions.
2. Language Arts: Create a multimedia presentation for the Chinese New Year with graphics and pictures.
3. Mathematics: Create a graph depicting the zodiac signs of the members of your extended family, class and grade level.
4. Science: Research the animals in the Chinese Zodiac. Create a multimedia presentation showing the main characteristics of these animals. Add a few new characteristics.
5. Performing Arts: Put together an annotated Chinese New Year resource list that links to examples of the costumes, dances, music, songs, etc.


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Educational Consultant
CILC - Carlsbad, California






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