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A great lesson plan promotes thoughtful discussion, global perspectives, and links between economics and culture. Learners view four clips showing how Confucian teachings have shaped Chinese culture and how filial piety plays a role in China's economic and social development. Multiple extension activities and video links are included.
Students explore philosophy by answering study questions with classmates. In this Confucianism lesson, students identify some key quotations from Confucianism and define Taoism. Students discuss these philosophical concepts and complete a list of study questions.
Middle schoolers explore philosophy by exploring popular Chinese phrases and sayings. In this Confucianism lesson, students discuss the former philosopher and his impact on China. Middle schoolers analyze Confucianism sayings and answer study questions based on their themes.
Students read facts about Confucianism in China and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 4 short answer questions.
Middle schoolers research philosophy by analyzing quotes and sayings. In this Confucianism instructional activity, students identify the philosophical ideals of the famous Chinese leader by reading stories and phrases from him. Middle schoolers answer study questions about philosophy and Ancient China.
Students examine the beliefs and history of the religion by studying mythology and sayings. They compare the beliefs of Confucian culture to American culture and share their information as class by an informal teacher lead discussion.
Students compare Chinese philosophies. In this religious beliefs lesson plan, students research primary and secondary web sites and non-fiction books and take notes to gain knowledge Daoism and Confucianism prior to creating a diamante poem beginning with Confucianism and ending with Daoism.
Seventh graders investigate Chinese philosophies. In this world history lesson, 7th graders explore the practice of Legalism, Confucianism, and Daoism and their effects on ancient Chinese culture.
Students examine the concept of Confucianism by reading some of his speeches and writings. They study the five basic relationships of Confucianism. Then they compare the differences between Taoism and Confucianism.
Young scholars examine the Confucian Transformation of Korea. In this Korean history lesson, students research the roles and duites of women in Korea . Young scholars use their research findings as they participate in a debate.
Learners compare and contrast Taoism and Confucianism. In this Chinese history lesson, students interpret primary sources from the Tao-te Ching and Chuang Tzu in order to study the influence of religion on China's government.
High schoolers explore the nuances of Confucianism. In this Korean society lesson, students complete jigsaw reading assignments on the Hyo. High schoolers compare their own reverence for parents to that described in the pieces about Korea.
Focusing primarily on Confucianism, these slides contrast the philosophies of India with those of China - and introduce the philosophies of Legalism and Daoism as well. Your world history lecture will come alive with the clear outlines of each belief system as well as familiar symbols such as the yin and yang.
Students read about a Confucian society and answer short answer questions about how we treat different people versus a Confucian society treats people. Students answer 4 short answer questions.
Young scholars examine the Confucianism philosophy as it relates to suffering for love. In this Confucianism philosophy lesson, students explore Ching Duke Ch'i's discussion about not becoming too set in your ways. Young scholars make inferences about not being neglectful towards your duties or to other individuals and research supplemental materials relating to the Confucius concept of suffering. 
Young scholars examine the philosophy of Confucianism as it relates to the idea that knowledge is power. In this Confucianism lesson, students discuss Yung's dialogue on knowledge is power. Young scholars make inferences about humbleness and its relationship to knowledge is power, answer questions about forgive and forget, and research supplemental material about Confucius and humility.
Students examine the philosophy of Confucianism as it relates to money and being good or evil. In this Confucianism lesson, students discuss several questions while making inferences. Students then explore Confucius thought on love.
Students explore human psychology by researching the teachings of Confucius. In this philosophical ideals lesson, students read quotes and stories based around the life of the famous Chinese leader. Students answer discussion questions based on the philosophy of Confucius.
Students explore philosophy by answering study questions in class. In this Confucius lesson, students read several theories and stories from Ancient China and identify the themes within them. Students answer study questions based on their philosophical insights.
Note taking just got easier for your middle schoolers. They'll fill in the blanks and finish the sentences as they listen to or read information about Confucius. There are 12 statements to complete, two of which have multiple parts. A great way to help kids study for a test on Confucianism.

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