Taoist Thought in Chinese Utopian Poetry

This exercise will begin with a class discussion on Taoist thought. Following, each eleventh grader will read an introduction to Chinese poetry in their textbooks. Provoking a conversation, the instructor will list the learner's reactions to chinese thought & poetry. The teacher will then read aloud 3 short poems by T’ao Ch’ien and discuss how the poetry relates to the Taoist's concept of utopia. Lastly, learners will write a composition on what utopia means to them.

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Grade
11th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Resource Type
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Duration
1 day
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