Finally! A Lunar New Year Book that includes multiple cultures around the world! In addition to China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Vietnam also celebrate this holiday. While many traditions overlap, each culture has their own special customs.
Learn why Lunar New Year is actually a misnomer plus a mix of calendar science, history, geography, social studies, food culture, and more in this ebook. Full-color photographs bring the fun facts to life. Then explore a few activities as a hands-on introduction to culture.
Activities include lantern template, Korean coloring pages, spinning Chinese and Vietnamese zodiac wheels, red envelopes, crossword puzzle, and more!
The ebook concludes with Lunar New Year book recommendations by "own voice" authors.
Number of pages: 30
Language: English with select words in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese
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I teach ELL in a K-2 school. I try and present on my student holidays and festivals to general classrooms. I want my students to feel proud of their heritage culture.
This e-book by Chalk Academy on Lunar New Year in the different East Asian Cultures has been invaluable. It’s colorful, highly informative, highlighting the different customs and cultures that celebrate this lunisolar holiday. It even explains what lunisolar calendars are, helping learners get a holistic, integrated ELA and Social Studies lesson.
As we have only one Vietnamese student in the school and he rarely gets to see his culture represented m, I focused the lesson on Chalk Academy’s pages pertaining to Vietnamese celebrations and only briefly touched on the other countries.
I used her red envelope template to make copies on red construction paper, so students could put them together and insert the photocopied Vietnamese Dong I printed. They also drew their Vietnamese Zodiac birth year animal. Ii also used her match the pictures with the vocabulary as the exit ticket.
The children loved the lesson and had so many great questions. I can only highly recommend this wonderful product.
I laminated the information sheets last year and used it with my class again this year! The students enjoyed the extra activities, too!
This was a big hit with the children who came to our library program. Many of the parents also learned from the Activity Kit. They were surprised at how different celebrations are in different countries.
We downloaded this packet last year and was pleasantly surprised to get an email that the packet has been updated. It gives an excellent overview of history, geography, culture, and now there are even more activities included. This was great for us to do at home as a family. I am also recommending it to my son's school.
This was so thoughtfully designed! I love that it includes multiple cultures that celebrate Lunar New Year. The pictures and activities make it fun and interactive for our children.