The Chinese New Year Starts Today

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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 detailing why the sign does or does not fit them. The linked websites provide a wealth of additional activities and materials.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals create a poster that features an image of and characteristics associated with their animal
  • Invite Chinese class members to share their family traditions associated with the holiday
Classroom Considerations

  • While materials may be printed, each must be printed separately

  • Includes lesson plans designed for specific grade levels, a podcast link that recommends books for teens, and helpful websites

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