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Kellie Foote

Chinese New Year - Year of the Rabbit 2023

Grades: 4th Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
Subjects: History, Social Studies, Literacy

Student Instructions

Chinese New Year (also called Lunar New Year or Spring Festival) is the most important festival in China. It lasts for 15 days and this year will begin on Sunday 22nd January. Chinese New Year is a wonderful time filled with many traditions, celebrations, festivities and feasts with family members. 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit (Water) which is a symbol of peace, prosperity and longevity in Chinese culture. Today we will learn more about the Chinese Zodiac, what they symbolise and hear about the big race! Press add Page 2 - The 12 animals from the Chinese Zodiac are in the big race but unfortunately they are in the wrong order! Listen to the story first by clicking on the link then move them into the correct order behind the finish line. Page 3 - Watch the video first by clicking on the link. Use the label button to answer each of the questions. Press the check when you’re done. Happy Seesawing!

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Chinese Zodiac: 12 Zodiac Signs https://youtu.be/eBgC7bV7k48 The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac: GMA Public Affairs https://youtu.be/5QOmKl3mRv4