The Chinese Zodiac And The Western Zodiac
High schoolers create individual horoscopes that contrast and compare Western and Chinese views of their futures using poster boards and magic markers. In-class discussion is used to evaluate the use of the Zodiac in different cultures.
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New Review Festivals: Learning for Life and Work
How do different communities celebrate special occasions? After researching celebrations in their countries, class members investigate other festivals like those associated with Ramadan, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Halloween, Easter,...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
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 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
Chinese Lantern Festival - Social Studies
Students explore the culture and heritage of their own and other groups. They explain ways communities celebrate New Year's. Students explore how and why individuals and groups pass on and sustain their culture and heritage. Pupils...
9th - 12th 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