Chinese Inventions and the Chinese New Year
Use this unit plan to teach students about Chinese inventions in science, technology, textiles, and the arts, through hands-on exploration.
- Grades: 1–2
- Discover several Chinese inventions
- Learn about magnets and make a compass
- Listen to story of silk and unravel silk cocoons
- Prepare for and celebrate the Chinese New Year
Lesson Plans for this Unit
We end this unit with our celebration of the Chinese New Year. Lesson Three provides several ideas for ways to celebrate. Some of my favorites include making door decorations, red envelopes with New Year’s wishes, and a dragon head for the dragon dance. I also cook fried rice with the students and they learn how to use chopsticks.