Chinese Dragon Puppet
Students discover the importance of the dragon in Chinese culture. Using a template, they make their own dragon hand puppet and color it with watercolor paints. To end the lesson, they read stories about dragons and their role in the culture.
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Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! – A Chinese New Year Celebration
Looking for ideas for your Lunar New Year celebration? Check out an interdisciplinary unit of study that includes lessons in counting, calligraphy, culture, geography, literature, art, and music. Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! (May you become rich!)
K - 10th Social Studies & History
Lions, Dragons, and Nian: Animals of the Chinese New Year
Students examine the major differences between earstern and western dragons and their association with the Chinese New Year. They view and discuss a video, read New Year poems, explore various websites, and create a lion mask.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Chinese New Year Celebration
Students prepare for the Chinese New Year and celebrate. They assist in planning and preparing for the celebration. Students work together cooperatively in small and large groups. They discuss the symbol "fu", good luck, when hung upside...
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History