Confucianism Teacher Resources
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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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 60 Downloads
Confucianism: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 51 Downloads
Confucianism: Knowledge is the Key to Understanding
Students explore philosophy by analyzing famous quotes in class. In this Confucianism lesson, students read several famous sayings by the late philosopher and answer study questions. Students research his teachings further by utilizing educational websites.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 3 Downloads
Confucianism: Meet Evil with Justice and Good with Good
Students explore philosophy by exploring popular Chinese phrases and sayings. In this Confucianism instructional activity, students discuss the former philosopher and his impact on China. Students analyze Confucianism sayings and answer study questions based on their themes.
6th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 16 Downloads
Confucianism: Lead by Example
Students research philosophy by analyzing quotes and sayings. In this Confucianism lesson plan, 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 13 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 68 Downloads
Daoism and Confucianism: In the Balance
Learners compare Chinese philosophies. For 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.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 9 Views 123 Downloads
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.
7th Social Studies & History 24 Views 147 Downloads
Confucian Influence on Life in China
Learners 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 35 Downloads
The Impact of Neo-Confucianism on Women: The Duties and Obligations of the Confucian Wife
Learners examine the Confucian Transformation of Korea. In this Korean history lesson, students research the roles and duites of women in Korea . Learners use their research findings as they participate in a debate.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Taoism vs. Confucianism in the Period of the Hundred Schools
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 13 Downloads
Learn from the Past
Students explore Confucianism. In this philosophy lesson plan, students read the writings of Confucius and discover the meaning behind them. Students answer critical thinking questions and search the internet for additional information.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
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.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 12 Views 74 Downloads
Do Not Be Afraid
Students examine Confucianism as it relates to its philosophy of not being afraid. In this Confucianism lesson, students explore a poem describing Confucianism values, they discuss the poem and make inferences about respecting the arts. Students answer significant questions regarding Confucianism philosophy to help them determine possible meanings of the poem.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Sometimes We Must Suffer for Love
Students examine the Confucianism philosophy as it relates to suffering for love. In this Confucianism philosophy instructional activity, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Knowledge is Power
Learners 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. Learners 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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted
Students examine the philosophy of Confucianism as it relates to money and being good or evil. For this Confucianism lesson, students discuss several questions while making inferences. Students then explore Confucius thought on love.
10th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 12 Downloads