Celebrate Chinese New Year!

  The Year of the Ox

   

 

  
  
The date for the Chinese New Year is January 26th, 2009.  It is the Year of the Ox, year  4707, in the Chinese calendar.
Here are some links to help you join the millions of Chinese people throughout the world as they celebrate the most important traditional Chinese holiday.   The 15 day long celebration brings a new year and wishes for future health, prosperity, and blessings.

 

 

  

 
Downloadable Worksheet from BBC (Chinese Letters, Lantern pattern, …)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/events/chinesenewyear/worksheets.shtml
 
 

  

 
Education World Web Hunt – PDF (2005) http://educationworld.com/a_lesson/hunt/images/hunt062.pdf

Chinese New Year Worksheet
Use the information you gather from the web sites in the table to answer the questions below.  Also, perform the actions that are asked of you –
http://www.iit.edu/~smart/pammoy/newyear/worksheet.html
              Index –
http://www.iit.edu/~smart/pammoy/newyear/index.html
Posters with the word ‘luck’ is often seen around the New Year’s – Make your own!

  

 

 

 
 

 

  

LESSON PLAN LINKS
Ed Helper –
http://www.edhelpernet.com/cgi-bin/ednet.cgi
Links to Lesson Plans and Activities from The Teachers Corner
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/seasonal/chinese-new-year/index.htm
Worksheets, Lessons, Units, Images, Clipart, etc from Teacher Planet
http://www.teacherplanet.com/resource/chinesenewyear.php
A to Z Teacher Stuff ~ Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Themes, Tips, Printables, and more
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Chinese_New_Year/

Interactive Sites, Web Quests, Printable Maps, Activities, etc.
http://teachers.teach-nology.com/themes/country/china/

  

 
Science, Art, Literature, and Fairy Tales
http://www.sterlingschools.org/jefferson/stf/dstern/Chinese.htm
 

 

  

 

 

Websites and Classroom Activities
http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr116.shtml

  

 

 

New Year’s Activities for the Classroom
http://farr-integratingit.net/Holidays/NewYear/
Speak and Read Chinese and more
http://www.gigglepotz.com/china.htm

 

  

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Celebrate Chinese New Year!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog (www.thomasinstitute.blogspot.com)! I answered your question, lengthily! (Is that a word? LOL!)

    Thomas took Chinese lessons for several months, and his teacher was a recent immigrant from mainland China. Something I didn't know–the written Chinese language has diverged, with Taiwan maintaining the older form and Communist China imposing a newer form. Because of the ability of the Taiwanese to emigrate, much of the Chinese language instruction in this country is in the Taiwanese version.

    Well, there I an going on lengthily again! LOL
    Wishing you the best,
    Karen

  2. penneyfromheaven says:

    Wow, I can't believe how many links you're able to put together. What a great resource your site is.

    I think your blog is fabulous, so I gave you a double award. You can see the details at http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/penneyfromheaven/647820/

    I'm so glad I found you through your Dumpster-Diving poem!

    Love,
    Penney

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