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Confucianism: A Cornerstone
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.
Confucianism in a Changing Society
A great lesson 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.
Confucianism: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Middle schoolers explore philosophy by answering study questions with classmates. In this Confucianism lesson, students identify some key quotations from Confucianism and define Taoism. Middle schoolers discuss these philosophical concepts and complete a list of study questions.
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.
The Impact of Neo-Confucianism on Women: The Duties and Obligations of the Confucian Wife
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.
Four Folk Tales About HYO: The Confucian Tradition of Filial Piety
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.
Confucianism - Everyone Has Potential
Students read facts about Confucianism in China and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 4 short answer questions.
Confucianism: Meet Evil with Justice and Good with Good
Students explore philosophy by exploring popular Chinese phrases and sayings. In this Confucianism lesson, students discuss the former philosopher and his impact on China. Students analyze Confucianism sayings and answer study questions based on their themes.
Confucianism: Lead by Example
Learners 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. Learners answer study questions about philosophy and Ancient China.
Daoism and Confucianism: In the Balance
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.
Three Chinese Philosophies: Legalism, Confucianism, and 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.
Notes on Confucius and Confucianism
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.
Chinese Philosophies & Ethical Codes
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.
Confucian Influence on Life in China
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.
Confucius and Confucianism
Students 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.
Taoism vs. Confucianism in the Period of the Hundred Schools
Students 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.
Young scholars create a portrait of Confucius with dialog bubbles containing Confucian ideas. They read Thousand Pieces of Gold Part and discuss Confucian Philosophy. They discuss definitions of Confucian Philosophy terms and contrast fortune cookie philosophy and Confucian proverbs.
Confucianism: Have Respect
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.
Confucianism: Overlook Small Faults
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.
Truth Over All Things
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.