Comparing Confucius’s Analects to Character Education in the U.S.

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The Analects of Confucius have provided moral guidelines for generations of Chinese as well as others around the world. Introduce class members to some of the philosopher's ideas with a lesson that asks them to select five of his teachings then match them to character traits they have been studying.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask class members to create a poster that includes a quote and an illustration that represents the meaning
  • Include in a character education unit, a celebration of Chinese New Year, and/or a study of Confucius
Classroom Considerations
  • Although designed for language learners, the lesson is equally appropriate for mainstream classrooms
Pros
  • The provided link takes researchers to a page of translated quotations from the Analects
Cons
  • None