Happy Chinese New Year! The above video is about the history of the Chinese New Year traditions. I've listed several teachers sites below with all kinds of lesson plans & activities related the Chinese New Year!
Start with a China Geography lesson plan from Asia Society: http://www.asiasociety.org/
Chinese New Year activities and customs:
http://holidays.pppst.com/chinesenewyear.html (online powerpoint presentations about Chinese New Year subjects)
http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/festivals/chinese.htm (lots of ideas here and lesson plans)
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/new-years/teacher-resources/6649.html (New Years celebrations and traditions of many different cultures!!)