Before the Movie:


What have you heard about the Lunar New Year?

What New Year traditions does your family have?


During the Movie (Pause Points):


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 1:23: Why doesn’t the Lunar New Year take place on January 1?

Timecode 3:18: What traditions support a fresh start for the new year?

Timecode 5:15: In what ways is Lunar New Year a family-focused holiday? 


After the Movie:


Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Lunar New Year.

In what ways is Lunar New Year about letting go of the past? In which ways does it address hopes for the future? 


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Lunar New Year Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.