EL Civics for ESL Students

Chinese New Year Lesson, Page 2

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2015 is the Year of the Ram or Goat

What year is 2015 on the Chinese calendar?

  • It is the Year of the Goat.

  • People born in the Year of the Goat are calm, artistic, well-mannered, and compassionate.


Cleaning House to Prepare for Chinese New Year

How do people prepare for Chinese New Year?

  • They clean their houses, buy new clothes, get haircuts, and pay off old debts.

  • These actions symbolize a fresh start.


Paper Lanterns

What are these?

  • They are Chinese lanterns. They are made from paper.

  • Paper lanterns are hung above streets for Chinese New Year.

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Chinese New Year Worksheets and Activities

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