Layer 3

Layer 2
1. According to the Chinese calendar, what year begins on January 24?
www.afk.com/resources/
lunarnewyear.tmpl
2. Chinese tradition associates every year with a particular animal. This is the Year of the Snake. Which animal will represent 2005?
www.afk.com/resources/
lunarnewyear.tmpl
3. Which animal represents the year in which you were born?
www.new-year.co.uk/
chinese/calendar.htm
4. Why do Chinese people clean their houses before the celebration of their New Year?
http://jasono.hypermart.net/
tradition.htm
5. Why do people hang red-paper decorations for Chinese New Year?
(Hint: Click on “The Origin of Chinese New Year.”)
www.chinascape.org/
china/culture/holidays/
hyuan/newyear.html
6.What do oranges and tangerines, traditionally served during this holiday, represent? (Hint: Click on “Chinese New Year,” then scroll down to “On New Year’s Day.”)
www.familyculture.com/
holidays.htm
7. Feeling lucky this year? Get an on-line fortune cookie! What did your fortune say? (Hint: Click on “Virtual Fortune Cookies.”)
www.new-year.co.uk/
chinese/index1.htm
8. What is the name of the special cake made for the New Year? What does it mean when the cake rises high while baking?
www.web-holidays.com/lunar
9. Send someone you know an e-greeting card for the Chinese New Year. What is the greeting on the card you chose?
www.123greetings.com/
events/chinesenewyear

Go to Teacher Page

From Instructor magazine, January/February issue. © 2000 Scholastic Inc.

Teachers may make copies of this page for students.