Webquest on Chineses New Year


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Webquest on Chineses New Year

  1. 1. Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Introduction: Every year on January 1, we celebrate New Year with our loved ones. Some of us host parties and invite relatives and friends over while others go to the church to celebrate this special day. Like this American holiday, the Chinese people also have their own new year, but their new year could be on different date every year according to their lunar calendar. Have you ever seen the Chinese celebrating their new year with a long lion, red envelopes, and fireworks? Have you seen the Chinese wearing their traditional gowns on their new year? What are some of the things that you know about their celebration? How is it similar and different from the New Year that we celebrate? Now, are you ready to find out more about Chinese New Year? Task: You’re now party planners. You are going to plan a party to celebrate Chinese New Year. But before you start planning, you need to find out more about Chinese New Year.
  2. 2. Back to Top Process: There are several essential aspects of Chinese New Year. You’re going to discover some important facts about each aspect. Break up into groups of four. Group 1: What is Chinese New Year? How is the date of Chinese New Year determined? What are some general things that the Chinese do on New Year? Here are some information on Chinese New Year: • http://www.c-c-c.org/chineseculture/festival/newyear/newyear.html • http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/15- day_celebration.html • http://www.familyculture.com/holidays/chinese_new_year.htm Read “About Chinese New Year.”
  3. 3. Back to Top Back to Task Back to Process Group 2: What are some of the symbolic ornaments or decorative objects that are used to celebrate Chinese New Year? Make sure you indicate how each object is symbolized during Chinese New Year. Click on “New Year Symbolism” to explore some of the symbolic objects: • http://www.c-c- c.org/chineseculture/festival/newyear/newyear.html Here are some more information on the New Year decorations: • http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/decorations.html We could even make some of the decorative objects: • http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese_new_year_crafts.htm • http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/printable_lucky_money_envelopes.htm --> You could print out these red envelopes and create your own.
  4. 4. Back to Top Back to Task Back to Process Group 3: How do the Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year? This could include preparation for Chinese New Year, worshipping of the gods, family or friends’ gatherings, festivals, and etc. Here are some information on the preparation and celebration of Chinese New Year: • http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/taboos.html • http://www.123chinesenewyear.com/chinese-new-year- firecrackers.html • http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Chinatown/Liondance.html • http://www.123chinesenewyear.com/chinese-festivals/lantern- festival.html • http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Chinatown/Window_dec.html
  5. 5. Back to Top Back to Task Back to Process Group 4: What are some of the basic food or dishes that the Chinese cook only on Chinese New Year? Incorporate the significance of each kind of food. Write down the recipe too. In this section, you are going to find out how important I am! Here shows some kinds of symbolic food consumed during Chinese New Year: • http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/traditional_foods.html • http://chinesefood.about.com/od/chinesenewyear/a/symbolicnewyear.htm • http://www.chiff.com/a/chinese-new-year-foods.htm
  6. 6. We could try some of these recipes: • http://www.familyculture.com/holidays/newyear_food.htm Back to Top Back to Task Back to Process Resources: Here are more information and images about Chinese New Year. American Chinese New Year – In America, the Chinese do not quite follow the very traditional way of celebrating New Year. In this website, you will find out how the traditional celebration (in China) and the modern celebration (in America) are similar and different. Just click on “American Chinese New Year” when you get on this page. Images of Symbolic Food – This website contains a variety of food the Chinese cook to celebrate Chinese New Year. New Year Costumes – This article informs you of the significance of the New Year costumes. New Year Costumes for Female - Have you ever wondered how the costumes for women look like? Check it out!
  7. 7. Back to Top Back to Resources Evaluation: Each group will be graded based on the attached Chinese New Year Web Quest Rubric.
  8. 8. Back to Top Back to Evaluation P.S.6 Chinese New Year Web Quest Group Members: ____________________________________________Date: ____________ Topic: _________________ Teacher: Ms. Chan Criteria Points 4 3 2 1 Accuracy All information are Most of the Some of the Information is not accurate and information are information are accurate but relevant. relevant to the topic accurate and accurate or relevant to assigned. relevant to the topic the topic. assigned. Content Very informative Informative about Somewhat informative Contains little about the topic; the topic; present about the topic; information; present present the the information in a present the the information in a information in a well well organized information in a well weakly well organized organized sequence. sequence. organized sequence. sequence. Creativity Planning their part Planning their part Planning their part for Planning their part for for the party is for the party is the party is somewhat the party is meaningful meaningful and meaningful and meaningful and OR thoughtful; it thoughtful; it thoughtful; it thoughtful; it contains contains less than contains more than contains at least five three to five important three important things six important things important things things about their about their topic. about their topic. about their topic. topic.
  9. 9. Legibility Legible handwriting, Marginally legible Writing or typing is not Writing or typing is not typing, or printing. handwriting, typing, legible in some places. legible. or printing Teacher Comments: