ENGAGE, EQUIP, & EMPOWER: Lesson Ideas for the Chinese New Year

dogFebruary 16th will be the first day of the New Year on the Chinese lunar calendar. Each year of the calendar’s 12-year cycle is represented by an animal. According to the Chinese zodiac, people born during a given year share traits with that animal. This year, 2018 is the year of the Dog. Those born in the Year of the Dog are said to be very sincere and they’re very loyal to friends.

Check out the following lesson ideas:

Boars & Baseball: Making Connections with ReadWriteThink

In this lesson, students will make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections after reading In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. After sharing and discussing connections, students choose and plan a project that makes a personal connection to the text.

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Read Works is also an online reading resource with multiple text selections about the Chinese New Year! You could also choose this time to do a culture study about China. Read Works also offers several FREE text selections to fill that need as well!

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ENGAGE, EQUIP, & EMPOWER: Lesson Ideas for the Winter Olympics 2018

olympicsThe Winter Olympic Games, held every four years, include competitions in biathlon, bobsled and skeleton, curling, figure skating, hockey, luge, ski and snowboard, and speedskating. According to The Olympic Museum, the purpose of the Games is to create a “better world through sport practiced in a spirit of peace, excellence, friendship and respect.” In celebration of the world event students participate in a variety of activities centered on the 2018 PyeongChang Games. – ReadWriteThink

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This official website for the 2018 Winter Olympics contains information, schedules, news, photos, and video for the Winter Games. CLICK HERE FOR 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS OFFICIAL SITE

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