Activity Overview

Students can use this activity to learn more about the Chinese Zodiac and Lunar New Year! They can use the example Zodiac to find the animal that represents their birth year and learn about the animal's traits, lucky colors, and possible professions. Then, students can make an "All About Me" incorporating their animal and their own favorite colors, personality traits, hopes, and dreams for the future. When finished, they can share their "All About Me" with the class in an engaging project that combines art, writing, community and learning about other cultures!

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Learn about the Chinese Zodiac! Find your animal and create an "All About Me"!

Student Instructions:

  1. Locate your birth year on the Chinese Zodiac and learn about your animal!
  2. On the other page, add your animal, a picture of yourself and answer the questions. Add any other items, characters, animals or scenes that represent you!

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/1] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/7] Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/WHST/6-8/2/B] Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

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