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Chinese dragon for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Teacher Resources

Chinese New Year spans fifteen days. Make the most of this extended holiday with the printables, lessons, quizzes, and references below for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Use the many language arts and literature resources to learn about the history of Lunar New Year celebrations. Familiarize your class with the Chinese calendar, try traditional recipes, and make dragon puppets for class decorations.

Educational Videos

Chinese New Year – Videos & Activities

Printables

Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
Quiz: Chinese New Year Facts
Chinese Calligraphy
All About Chinese New Year
Chinese Zodiac Animal Years
Tangram Art
More Popular Chinese New Year Printables

Quizzes

Asian-American History Quiz

Lesson Plans

Chinese Percussion Music
Chinese Words and Phrases
Paper Making
Chinese Opera
Chinese Yuan
Origins of Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month

Chinese New Year Recipes

Mooncakes
Eating with Chopsticks
Almond Cookie Recipe

Art Activities for Chinese New Year

Gung Hay Fat Choy
Making a Fan
Happy New Year Lion
Making an Erhu
Chinese New Year Picture
Making a Story Cloth
Ginger Jar
More Chinese New Year Art Activities

Chinese Music Resources

Chinese Music
Chinese Percussion Ensembles
Music for Fuhng Yang Wha Gu (Flower Drum Song)
Making a Koto
Han Chinese Music Scales
More Chinese Music Resources

Math Activities for Chinese New Year

Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
Chinese New Year Word Problems Quiz
Solve It in Yuan

Chinese New Year Literature Resources

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
A Step from Heaven
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Test A, B, and C Answer Keys
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
More Chinese New Year Literature Resources

Language Arts Activities for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Mix & Match
Chinese Words & Phrases
Chinese Inventions Word Search
Chinese New Year Fill-in-the-Blank
Chinese New Year Word Scramble
Chinese Food
Lon Po Po Crossword Puzzle
More Popular Chinese New Year Language Arts Activities

Chinese New Year History Resources

Chinese Symbols
Asian New Year Celebrations
Has the Past Been Just?
History of Chopsticks
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
Asian-American History
History of Tea
More Popular Chinese New Year History Resources

References

All About the Chinese New Year
The Chinese Calendar
North and South American New Year Celebrations
Chinatowns and Other Asian-American Enclaves
World War II Japanese Relocation Centers
More Chinese New Year References

Asian-American History Resources

Favorite Chinese New Year Printables Slideshow, Grades K-8
Chinese New Year Printables Slideshow
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
Sun Nin, the Chinese New Year
Sol-Nal, the Korean New Year
Chinese New Year Vocabulary Practice
Chinese New Year Reference
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stores.

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