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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. For 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.
Studetns comprehend that confucianism is an important underlying philosophy permeating East Asian cultures. They also explore who Confucius was and what he taught, which helps them gain insight into East Asian cultures. Students comprehend that his teachings greatly influenced East Asia.
Middle schoolers explore philosophy by exploring popular Chinese phrases and sayings. In this Confucianism lesson plan, 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.
Students research philosophy by analyzing quotes and sayings. In this Confucianism lesson, students identify the philosophical ideals of the famous Chinese leader by reading stories and phrases from him. Students 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.
High schoolers 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.
Learners explore Confucius and his influence on the development o China. They contrast and compare Confucianism to Western philosophy. Classmates observe a video of the biography of Confucius. They video conference with students in Taiwan or China.
Students examine the Confucian Transformation of Korea. In this Korean history lesson, students research the roles and duites of women in Korea . Students use their research findings as they participate in a debate.
Students compare and contrast Taoism and Confucianism. In this Chinese history instructional activity, students interpret primary sources from the Tao-te Ching and Chuang Tzu in order to study the influence of religion on China's government.
Students explore the nuances of Confucianism. In this Korean society lesson, students complete jigsaw reading assignments on the Hyo. Students 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.
Students 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. Students make inferences about not being neglectful towards your duties or to other individuals and research supplemental materials relating to the Confucius concept of suffering. 
Students 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. Students 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.
Learners examine the philosophy of Confucianism as it relates to money and being good or evil. In this Confucianism lesson plan, students discuss several questions while making inferences. Learners 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.

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