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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

Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
All About Chinese New Year
Sun Nin, the Chinese New Year
Tet, the Vietnamese New Year
Sol-Nal, the Korean New Year
Divali, the Hindu New Year
New Year's Eve
New Year's Day
Rearrange "Auld Lang Syne" Lyrics

Lesson Plans

New Year's Resolutions
Calendar Playing Cards

References

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

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
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
Popular Chinese New Year Printables
Quiz: Chinese New Year Facts
Chinese Calligraphy
Multicultural Music Resources
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

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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