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The Chinese New Year

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Susan Wei

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Transcript of The Chinese New Year

Customs of The Chinese New Year
STOP-BREATH -THINK
Why do Chinese practice all these customs?
*Have you found any
differences and similarities
between the ways Chinese
celebrate their New Year and
the ways you celebrate
Christmas with your family?

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Homework

- Create a mind map of the
similarities and differences
between the customs of Chinese New Year and what you and your family do during Christmas using Popplet or Pictochart
- Share the link of your Popplet or Pictochart on Ms. Wei's Edmodo.
- Make
at least one comment
on others' mind maps or threads.
- How to use Popplet or Pictochart

Homework
A mind map (in Chinese)
Make a story
(5 to 7 minutes of presentation)
(in Chinese or English)
- Make an imagined story on what you would do if you were to spend
three days
of visit to a family in China during the Chinese New Year.
- You presentation has to include the New Year's Eve scenes, courteous greetings
in Chinese
, and the use of various media such as images and music audio.
- Send the link of your Prezi to Ms. Wei at
shao-chun.wei@postgrad.curtin.edu.au
before the class.
- Share your story in our next class and use Prezi to help you with the presentation.
- You may make your presentation in English, however, a Chinese version of your story would be encouraged.
Chinese New Year
Sing for fun




A reminder for next class
- Get ready for your presentation.
- Bring your pen and paper.
- Bring any visual aid that can help you with your storytelling.
Optional Activities
Due 13/Oct/2014
What are the features of Chinese New Year?
Hints: the New Year's Eve, atmosphere, colours, decorations...
The following websites may help you learn more about the traditions of Chinese New Year.
http://www.chinesenewyears.info/
http://tianhongtianji.fang.com/bbs/2013861256~-1/472378819_472378819.htm
Ms. Wei's Pinterest
http://www.pinterest.com/susanwei35/ms-weis-chinese-class/
Use "Google Search" to find out more information!
Check out the story of "Nian" and the origin of Chinese New Year.
The greetings of Chinese New Year
https://www.facebook.com/notes/webservercommy-premier-hosting-solutions/chinese-new-year-greeting-tips/10150599786200129
Play for fun
http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/chinese/games.htm
- Use an English-Chinese dictionary to help you with translation.
English-Chinese Online Dictionary
http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?page=worddict&wdrst=0&wdqb=new+year

- Check out the link for Chinese stroke order
http://www.yellowbridge.com/chinese/chinese-dictionary.php
Prezi
See you next week.
Introductory
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