Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with SBS Learn – SBS Learn has launched curriculum-aligned teacher resources to ring in Lunar New Year, helping primary and secondary students celebrate the Year of the Dragon in classrooms Australia-wide.
As millions of people across Australia celebrate from Saturday 10 February to 24 February, SBS Learn has curated downloadable worksheets, including a comprehensive guide on how Lunar New Year is celebrated in Australia across many different communities, and activities navigating the history and traditions of Lunar New Year.
Emily Yong, Education Lead at SBS Learn, said
“Lunar New Year is an important calendar event that is celebrated across Australia, with different communities having their own unique traditions for the annual celebrations.
At SBS, we share annual Lunar New Year celebrations across our channels and platforms and in communities. Through SBS Learn, we also teach young people to be curious learners in classrooms and beyond. Building on last year’s SBS Learn teacher resource, which observed the Year of the Rabbit and Cat, this year our resource unites the different cultural traditions and histories by celebrating the Year of the Dragon – a symbol of success, strength, and good luck for many communities in Asia.”
This year’s resource also features clips from the SBS documentary series Where Are You Really From? presented by comedian Michael Hing. He explores life in the Australian Chinese community, while simultaneously challenging assumptions about cultural identity in Australia.
Alongside a range of engaging activities, this year’s teacher resource is designed to embrace the different cultural traditions of Lunar New Year, whilst also delving into the experiences of the Australian-Chinese Community through visual aids and introductory activities to commence the new school year.
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