New Year's Day Teacher Resources
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A Multicultural Study: Chinese New Year
Students study the customs and beliefs of the Chinese people as they experience Chinese New Year; students become aware that they live on one planet but their festivals and holidays vary.
Happy New Year 2007
Students examine different celebrations to bring in the New Year. Using the internet and specific web sites, students discover customs and celebrations in different countries. Students observe video links of actual celebrations.
New Year's Resolutions -Lesson plan
Learners study the origins of New Year's Resolutions while practicing taking dictation and identifying interesting points in a piece that is read to them. They investigate the types of things that people resolve on the first day of the New Year.
Researching Another Country's Holiday: Focusing and Gathering Information
Fifth graders brainstorm a list of holidays celebrated by a majority of people in the United States. They each select an American holiday from the list as well as another country that may have a holiday that is similar. Next, they conduct research to locate useful information using a minimum of three sources. Note: The lesson includes an extensive list of holidays.
Months, Weeks, and Days
Students use the calendar to find the number of months, weeks, and days in a year. For this calendar lesson plan, students also fill out worksheets, and take a multiple choice quiz.
Consumerism and Holidays
Students explore the free enterprise system and the role that buying and selling of holiday goods have upon the economy. They recognize and demonstrate that advertising design influences one's life.
Learners discover festivals and traditions of South Africa. Students discuss the meaning of Diwali and why it is celebrated. They devise an assembly about the religious festival of lights. Learners explain why Hindus, Jans and Sikus celebrate Diwai.
Celebration Symbols And Their Meaning
Students are introduced to the history and origins of many common symbols used in celebrations. They explore symbols in group centers, identify a symbol that has special meaning to them and design a symbol to represent the classroom.
ADULT ESOL LESSON PLAN--Level 3--Government and Community Resources
Students, after reviewing an extensive vocabulary list of terms, explore all the different religious, political and personal holidays and traditions experienced in the United States. After discussing each one, they fill out a calendar with all the events listed on it by dates.
Supreme Court: Practice with Precedents 2010
Eleventh graders examine the term precedent in the court system. In this American Government lesson, 11th graders research various court cases in history. Students create a study chart that shows comparisons of these cases.
Get Your Skates On
Students enjoy winter activities. In this field trip opportunities lesson, students may visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, Bocketts Farm, Clapham Common, or the Dinosaur Museum online or in-person.
Chinese New Year: Year of the Pig
What happens during Chinese New Year? Use this presentation to provide a brief glimpse of the 15 day celebration. It covers basic traditions, but fails to provide deeper reasons why each tradition exists. However, it may be useful for younger children needing simple background information.
Special Days-- A Crossword Puzzle
In this language arts worksheet, students examine the names of 12 holidays. Students write the name of the month in which the special day is observed in a crossword puzzle.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Students explore world cultures by creating arts and crafts projects. In this Chinese New Year activity, students identify the differences in time between the U.S. New Year and a Chinese New Year celebration. Students create culturally significant Chinese party favors such as noise makers.
Happy New Year (ESL Lesson)
Ring in the new year with this ESL presentation about New Year's celebrations in the United States. Slides show details of the holiday, such as a calendar, confetti and streamers, and fireworks. Use the slideshow in the context of a unit about holidays, or during the holiday season.
Happy New Year
Students play a game sing poly spots, balloons, beach balls, volleyball trainers, foam balls, and music that requires them to develop locomotor movement skills.
The Chinese New Year
Students read and discuss articles about the Chinese New Year.
Veteran Appreciation: Participating in Democracy
Tenth graders complete a unit of lessons on veterans in Canada. They read and discuss a story, conduct an interview with a veteran, create a remembrance project for deceased veterans, and volunteer for a political party and keep a log of their activities.
National Symbols of Japan: The National Flag and Anthem
Students explore the traditions and cultures of Japan. Classmates identify national symbols in the United States and Japan. They listen to the lyrics of Japan's National Anthem.
Word Scramble: Holidays
In this holiday words worksheet, learners read 10 clues and unscramble the name of a holiday the clue describes. Students fill in the ten holidays in the blanks provided.