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Animals of the Chinese Zodiac

This lesson plan comes from EDSITEment, an educational Web site from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation. Although this lesson plan focuses on the humanities, it has a decidedly zoology angle that makes for an interesting multidisciplinary look at the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The lesson includes activities that help K-2nd grade students think about the characteristics we assign to animals (e.g. busy as a bee, strong as an ox), providing a great platform for further exploring animal traits from a life science point of view. Similar activities also provide great opportunities for incorporating zoology and natural history into the overall lesson, or sneaking in a lecture about anthropomorphism.
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May 30th, 2003
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May 30th, 2003 at 10:09am
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May 30th, 2003 at 10:09am
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