I think this lesson on confucius would also work well with my 4th grade english language learners. The movie using the feature film, confucius, as a means to better understand and analyze confucius and his techings. Life itself, when understood and utilized for what it is, is sweet. The book begins slowly, as the protagonist prefaces the story of his first meeting with confucius with a description of the gradual dissolution of his native state of tsai, one of the many. With this brief summative assessment i ended the lesson, and the class began their lesson on hinduism. In particular, confucius laments the passing of yen hui, a disciple who died and whom confucius evidently held in high regard. The analects of confucius book iii summary and analysis. Fun disclosure instead of full disclosure is one of the more comical examples of something confucius surely never said, and exemplifies a recurring motif of putting an n in place of 2 ls. The master said, with coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow. In this confucius lesson, students read several theories and stories from ancient china and identify the themes within them. Analects of confucius lesson plan learning objectives. Confucius has 408 books on goodreads with 63448 ratings. Words of wisdom from confucius, laozi, and buddha use this lesson for students to describe what they think confucius quotes really mean. By the end of this lesson, students should be able to.
Each lesson plan includes the objective of the lesson, directions, and a list of resources. Understanding by design lesson plan linkedin slideshare. In this lesson plan it is done in such a way that the information is simple enough for elementary school students to understand the main ideas that confucius. The analects of confucius excerpt lesson plan spiral. Cover sheet for 2012 confucian wisdom and virtue lesson plans1 allyson ey. It also examines the influence his teachings has had on china, korea and japan. Printed excerpts from the analects, preferably from books iiivii. He offered practical advice to help people behave virtuously and conduct harmonious relationships with their parents, spouse, family members, friends, and also their ruler andor subjects, in. Teacher created resources is pleased to offer free lesson plans for students in prek through grade 8. While not written by confucius himself, the book is considered the. He offered practical advice to help people behave virtuously and conduct harmonious relationships with their parents, spouse, family members, friends, and also their ruler andor subjects, in the hierarchy of his time and place. Students should have a general understanding of buddhism, daoism and confucianism before doing this activity.
Confucius the great teacher ancient china for kids. The analects of confucius books xii and xiii summary and. An online library of teaching resources support those delivering the mandarin excellence programme, and consists of teaching materials, lesson plans, lesson extension activities and assessments. The book is a compilation of moral teachings, usually in the form of brief dialogues between confucius and a questioner, who might be either a high. His timeless teachings provide a basis for ageappropriate discussions about respect, duty, and selfdiscipline. He grew up during a time of great suffering and warfare in china, and as a young boy, he loved books and learning. A story from confucius on losing ones temper folktale. In this lesson plan it is done in such a way that the information is simple enough for elementary school students to understand the main ideas that confucius focused his teachings on. The ideas and 100 lessons shared by confucius are universal and timeless. His legacy how confucius influenced chinese, korean, and japanese culture in history and today.
Comparing confuciuss analects to character education in the u. The confucian school functioned as a recruiting ground for government positions, which were filled by those scoring highest. Confucius believed the whole structure of society must change, and that government. The value which confucius set upon the study of the.
Planboard makes it simple to get organized and reduce your classroom prep time. Book xviii deals largely with the concept of seclusion. I now prefer to have weekly goals instead of daily ones planned out for the year and this is reflected in how i laid out these plans. One was of a gentle nature and was called by all the students a peaceful man. With this lesson plan, your students are going to explore the compiled teachings of confucius. The analects of confucius, is the collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the chinese philosopher confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been written by confucius followers. A story from confucius folktale stories for kids a folktale story from the philosopher confucius, published in chinese fables and folk stories 1908, which explains losing ones temper and the art of selfcontrol. The video clip is only four minutes long, but it is packed full of information that will keep your students engaged.
In this fun and handson activity, students analyze. The 3 vinegar tasters comparing daoism, buddhism, and. When i have presented one corner of a subject to any one, and he cannot from it learn the other three, i do not repeat my lesson. Students investigate the construction of the great wall of china. This lesson will explore the chinese value of xiao, or filial piety, through a discussion of selections from the analects and mencius and an activity confucius, filial piety, literature, 1. He adds that the yin dynasty would have benefited greatly from these three men. In this chinese history lesson plan, students research print and internet sources about the contributions of the qin, han, tang, and ming dynasties. His goal became to restore order and civilization by teaching rulers how. This lesson was designed to be used in conjunction with the study of ancient china, but is extremely adaptable to many times and cultures. Engage students with an activity that asks them to compare legalist and confucian concepts.
Analyzing and applying the analects of confucius activity. Taking down notes, word analysis, structuring dialogues and performing a play established goals understandingat the end of the week unit the essential understandings transferlearners will be able to. Lesson plans, unit plans, and classroom resources for your teaching needs. Do not plan the policies of an office you do not hold. Students will write a short paragraph describing the teaching of confucius, how the belief system was founded and continued through centuries. In this lesson, students will explore how chinas rapid rise as a force in the global economy has affected chinese culture, society and the individual.
Kevin has edited encyclopedias, taught middle and high school history, and has a masters degree in islamic law. Students will first discuss the influential confucian teaching of filial piety respect for parents and its importance in chinese culture. Do not do unto others, what you would not want others to do to you. Confucianism understanding andapplying theanalects of confucius by rachel mcdevitt e ducation a bout asia volume12,number1 spring2007 for the lesson plan starting on page 46 handout2. It was the statesponsored religion of many chinese dynasties. Read time honored sayings of renown confucius to determine synonyms, antonyms and word meanings. Take a look at twelve of the most famous quotes attributed to confucius below, pick your favourite, and then vote in our poll.
This lesson will explore the chinese value of xiao, or filial piety, through a discussion of selections from the analects and mencius and an activity. Purpose to help students understand that one person can make a difference in history. Free classroom lesson plans and unit plans for teachers. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Ancient china lesson plans, activities, projects and games. In ancient china, confucianism became both a philosophy and a religion. Confucianism understanding andapplying theanalects of confucius by rachel mcdevitt e ducation a bout asia volume12,number1 spring2007 for the lesson plan starting on. In this lesson, third grade students learn about the chinese philosopher confucius and the legacy he still continues to have, more than 2,000 years later. Lesson plans 6th grade ancient history, debate on censorship.
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It was the favorite philosophy of many chinese rulers. China lapbook confucius ancient china history, ancient. They conduct research using a variety of resources. If you make a mistake and do not correct it, that is called a mistake. This confucius lesson plan is suitable for 6th 8th grade. Confucius was a great thinker who lived in a time of chaos and hoped his ideas would restore order. Confucian wisdom and virtue unit for middle school. To discuss the specifics of confucian ideology, book vi draws on specific examples, which are recounted by confucius to illustrate when something was done correctly or incorrectly.
The analects of confucius etext contains the full text of the analects by confucius. Confucius lesson plan for 6th 8th grade lesson planet. The lesson i designed my lesson to introduce the confucian belief system in a basic and memorable way, and to address the four standards from f3. Confucianism pronounced kuhnfueshuhnizm, the philosophical system founded on the teaching of confucius 551479 b. Growth and development of world religions in the michigan high school content expectations. This confucius and confucianism lesson is included in the large ancient china unit, located here.
Subjects artmedia, social studies, ela, english, civics. Use these materials to help students better appreciate confucius and his impact on chinese history and society. Confucianism lesson plan for 2nd grade uschina institute. The book opens with confucius speaking about chou, the last sovereign of the yin dynasty, and how he forced the lord of wei to flee and the lord of chi to be enslaved, and killed pi kan. Many of the passages deal with individuals distancing themselves from amoral actions or behavior. More about a homeschool unit study on ancient china includes printable for this minibook. Handout1 introductiontoconfucius,confucianism,and the analects. This is because i have become a bit freer with my plans o. Most importantly, students will learn how to analyze and apply the philosophy of confucius to their own world at school, redesigning their school. Confucius 551 bce479 bce, revered ancient chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher, is known the world over. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness, are to me as a floating cloud.
Confucius was a chinese philosopher who still affects the lives of nearly a quarter of humanity. Be versed in ancient lore, and familiarize yourself with the modern. Lesson plan on china lauren glaros, mccord middle school. Quickly and easily search our database of over 400 lesson plans by keyword, subject, and grade level. Students investigate the person of confucius and his impact upon the chinese culture. September 28, 551 479 bcwas a chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the spring and autumn period of chinese history. This terrific lesson involves a study of china, and ancient times. This video worksheet allows students learn about confucius. Book vi continues with the discussion of the disciples and public figures.
By the end of this lesson students will be able to. I thought that the idea of teaching confucius philosophy to elementary students is great. Confucius required a real desire and ability in his disciples. Accessible from anywhere, you can plan lessons, align to curriculum sets, and manage your schedule with ease. The goal of this unit is for students to understand who confucius was and the philosophy he tried to teach the world. People today still quote and study the many sayings and ideas rules that confucius taught to his students about 2,500 years ago. They will then analyze them to understand the focal points of this eastern philosophy. Start studying world history 6th book lesson 1 confucianism and daoism.
The students answered that it was important to remember that confucianism held education and respectfulness to be important, it was taught by confucius, and it originated around the year 500 b. The analects of confucius excerpt activity overview. The following is an explanation of how i conducted my lesson and how i addressed these standards. The joy of confucius independent of outward circumstances.
The analects of confucius books vi and vii summary and. Explain the quote, summary of ideas worksheet students will learn more about confucianism, daoismtaoism, and buddhism by reading quotes from their founders. Lesson plan for introduction to confucianism china lesson plan. Study the past, if you would divine the future, says confucius. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the. It doesnt not contain analects, doctrine of the mean and the great learning. Identify confucius and explain his role in establishing a chinese philosophy. Born in 551 bc, confucius was a chinese teacher and philosopher whose principles can still be applied to chinese beliefs and traditions today, as well as philosophy across the globe. The use of visuals and vocabulary that tie everything together would enable my students to be able to discuss working in small groups. Two class periods of 45 minutes, including one evening of homework. Daily life in 4 dynasties donn ancient chinese inventions donn confucius donn animals of the chinese calendar donn chinese history electronic passport free presentations in. Lesson plan for ancient china critical thinking skillsgovernment debates on censorship 6thgrade social studies don donn.
Confucius never considered his teachings religious. Confucius can have a really positive effect on your life too. Students will then create their own little book of confucianisms, selecting quotes of their own and illustrating what they mean to them in a kind of little guide book. The analects of confucius, is the collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the chinese philosopher confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to.
This video worksheet works great as a do now activity or as a complement to any lecture or lesson plan on ancient china an. Students should learn the basic beliefs of confucianism through the words of confucius himself, then find examples of how some confucian beliefs are still at the. The master said, i do not open up the truth to one who is not eager to get knowledge, nor help out any one who is not anxious to explain himself. Confucius lived during a chaotic time in chinas history and he helped to create peace. Free lesson plans lesson, teaching materials, teacher.1396 348 1540 1277 1597 841 8 1406 31 421 902 1073 909 183 637 790 856 1125 1252 394 493 1586 597 1225 813 173 1297 790 920 258 134 1463 532 1600 673 440 382 177 199 1053 383 337 1191 688