EL Civics for ESL Students

Chinese New Year Lesson, Page 3

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Red Packet with Money

What is the woman holding?

  • She is holding a red envelope.

  • People put money in the envelopes and give them to children and young adults on Chinese New Year.


Dragon Dancer Getting Ready

What do lions represent in Chinese culture?

  • They represent protection. Statues of lions are used to guard palaces and other buildings.

  • The Lion Dance is performed by a pair of dancers.


Dragon Dance

What are these men doing?

  • They are performing a Dragon Dance for a crowd of spectators.

  • The long dragon is made from silk and is attached to poles.

  • It takes a team of about ten dancers to perform a Dragon Dance.
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