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New Year's – Teacher Resources

Introduce your students to the many diverse New Year celebrations throughout the world. Listed below you'll find lessons, activities, printables, and other resources to help you teach your class about American traditions and the customs of countries such as China, Korea, and Vietnam. These activities will encourage your students to find out more about other cultures.

Printables

My New Year's Resolutions (3-6)
My New Year's Resolutions (7-12)
New Year's Day
My New Year's Resolutions (K-2)
New Year's Eve
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
All About Chinese New Year
Sol-Nal, the Korean New Year
Rearrange "Auld Lang Syne" Lyrics
Tet, the Vietnamese New Year
Sun Nin, the Chinese New Year
Diwali, the Hindu New Year

Lesson Plans

New Year's Resolutions
Calendar Playing Cards

References

Saying "Happy New Year!" Around the World
A History of the New Year
New Year's Traditions: Auld Lang Syne and Other New Year's Customs
European New Year Celebrations
Asian New Year Celebrations
North and South American New Year Celebrations
The Chinese Calendar

Reading & Language Arts Activities

New Year's Etymology & Writing Activity

Chinese New Year Resources

Chinese New Year – Videos & Activities
Popular Social Studies Printables, Grades K-2
Multicultural Music Resources
Popular Chinese New Year Printables
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
Chinese Calligraphy
Quiz: Chinese New Year Facts
More Chinese New Year Resources for Teachers

December Holidays Teacher Resources

Christmas – Teacher Resources
December Holidays Resources for Teachers
Hanukkah - Teacher Resources
Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

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Highlights

Classroom Organization Tips
Did you resolve to get organized this year? Our Top 10 Classroom Organization Tips will help you get your classroom in shape for the months ahead, whether your existing system needs a tune-up or you're ready for a total overhaul.

February Calendar of Events
February is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Chinese New Year (2/8), Mardi Gras (2/9), Valentine's Day (2/14), Presidents' Day (2/15), Eating Disorders Awareness Week (2/21-27), and Leap Day (2/29). Plus, celebrate Black History Month, Library Lovers' Month, National Heart Month all February long!

Black History Month
Black History Month (February) is here. Make sure you have the materials to help you teach this important topic, from historical figures (Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks) and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, to slavery and the Civil War, to racism, discrimination, and the Black Lives Matter movement in America today.

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

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Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.