Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! – A Chinese New Year Celebration

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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!)

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Instructional Ideas

  • Preview all six segments of the special to determine how much of and which parts of the Big Bird in China video you want to use 
  • Pick the parts of the packet most appropriate to your learning situation
  • Bring in a Suan Pan, a Chinese abacus, for class members to examine
  • Have class members create their abacus
Classroom Considerations

  • While designed for primary learners, many of the activities are appropriate for most grade levels
  • The six segments of the 75-minute special can be found on YouTube
Pros

  • The 71-page packet includes background information, readings, worksheets, graphic organizers, lists of resources, and rubrics for the various activities
  • The lessons may be used separately 
Cons

  • No links are provided to the various resources