Chinese New Year Research Activity


This three-day Chinese New Year group research project has students working in groups to research nine questions in four categories. Students share their findings and teach each other on Day Three. Editable in PPT and PDF.

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  • PowerPoint
  • Adobe PDF
  • ability to show YouTube video to students (I’ve included the link)
  • copies of the Research Guides (each student will need one of the four Research Guide worksheets)


  • pen or pencil
  • computer and/or library books for research (multiple internet links included in the lesson planner)
  • one of the four Research Guides
  • crossword puzzle for early finishers


  • 4 Research Guides in the following categories: Symbols and Luck, Food and Drink, Chinese New Year, and Chinese Mythology (4 pages, editable)
  • Crossword puzzle for early finishers (1 page)
  • Step-by-step lesson plan and prep instructions (4 pages, editable)
  • Answer Keys to all (5 pages, editable except crossword puzzle)
  • Everything except the crossword puzzle is editable in PPT and PDF


  • Students watch a 3-minute video introducing Chinese New Year
  • Students select from the four research topics (listed above)
  • Students start research. Several links are included that will answer all of the questions in the Research Guides.


  • Students continue research in groups.
  • Early-finishers can work on the crossword puzzle.


  • Students share what they learned in an Inside-Outside circle. Directions for Inside-Outside circles are included with the lesson plan.


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