Sixth graders participate in a lesson plan that focuses on the concept of the Chinese Zodiac. This lesson plan is the second in a series. They need prior knowledge of the concept. Students are introduced to simple pictographs in Chinese.
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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
The Myth Behind the Chinese Zodiac
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. But why? Viewers are treated to a retelling of The Great Race myth that details the story behind the animal signs, their arrangement on the Chinese zodiac, and the...
4 mins 5th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Chinese New Year Starts Today
As part of a celebration of Chinese New Year, class members research the Chinese zodiac and examine the description of the personality attributes associated with the animal of their birth year. Individuals then craft a persuasive essay...
2nd - 12th Social Studies & History
The Fastest Pig in the West in the Classroom: Zodiac Signs
Students explore Chinese culture by reading a story with their class. In this astrology lesson, students read a chapter from the book The Fastest Pig in the West and discuss the relevance of the Chinese zodiac in modern society. Students...
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts