New Year, as all holidays, presents a rich opportunity to capitalize on student interest and create new lessons that stimulate thinking, understanding and achievement. Such elements as culture, art and the core subjects can be enhanced easily with some good links that have materials and ideas to jump start pre- and post-holiday learning. Some of the better free sites follow.
Celebrate Chinese New Year and More
This page has everything from crafts to lesson plans to comparisons.
Major Holiday Sites You Can Use
Mr. Donn’s New Years
Some nice culture links
New Year Celebrations
This is a great link site with lots of good stuff, especially the calendar lesson.
New Year Resolutions for Teachers: Getting Organized
New Years Lesson Plans
Quite basic, but could spark some of your own ideas
New Year’s Lesson Plans and Activities
Link site mainly for younger students
New Year's Resolutions with a Difference
Civic-minded lesson plan from Britain
This interesting craft lesson to make a mobile can be easily expanded from past to future.
Start the New Year Right
Inspirational and fun stories to motivate you in the new year
Teacher New Year's Resolutions
Corny, but why not
Teachers, Technology and Training: A New Year’s Resolution
And another from ERIC no less
Tet, the Vietnamese New Year
Integrated lessons for grades three and four