Using the document camera, the story Chinese New Year’s Dragon by Rachel Sing is read aloud to students. Students are able to view the pictures which depict a family preparing for Chinese New Year. Students are asked to note any similarities are between the celebration in the story and their own family holiday celebrations (special food, presents, etc…). Teacher creates a Venn Diagram on chart paper as students respond. Teacher explains how each year is a different animal.
Students listen the story The Four Dragons (can be found on internet searching for Four Dragons Children’s Story). After hearing the story, students view a map of China using the document camera. The four rivers mentioned in the story are located.