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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...
The Last Train Home, a 2009 documentary about China's migrant factory workers, provides viewers with an opportunity to explore how China's emergence as a global manufacturing force is challenging Chinese traditional values like filial...
Discover the kabuki form of Japanese classical theater performance and its reflection of the historical evolution of Japanese government and culture. As the first dramatic performance form catering to the common people, kabuki is shaped...
Learners explore the nuances of Confucianism. In this Korean society instructional activity, students complete jigsaw reading assignments on the Hyo. Learners compare their own reverence for parents to that described in the pieces about...
Women in World History Curriculum
Young historians consider the far-reaching effects of traditional teachings on the debates about the current attitudes toward women in society. The discussion begins with a list of New-Confucian sayings and expands to a global perspective.
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...
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...
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.
History can be so dramatic! Expose your class to the rise and fall of the Han Dynasty in China. The 400 year span of this Dynasty is covered in an easy to follow format, great for promoting food. Note test taking skills. Students will...
John Green summarizes the ebb and flow of dynasties in 2000 years of ancient Chinese history up to the Chinese Revolution of 1911. He discusses the development and influence of the mandate of heaven, as well as an overview of...
Seventh graders read and discuss the basic beliefs of Confucianism through words of Confucius himself, then find examples of how some Confucian beliefs are still at the center of society, while other beliefs have changed.
Students determine how and why an individual from each of four disciplines - Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Legalism - might respond to the same problem.
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...
A perfect resource for encouraging an understanding of the world's religions and note taking skills. Text is broken into a classic note taking style, ideal for teaching good habits. Content includes a break down of major religions,...
An excellent overview of historical Japanese culture, this presentation could carry through a world history unit or a lesson on the history of Japan. Especially interesting are the slides that compare Japanese armor and castles to other...
Ohio State University
Scholars ponder the beliefs of Confucianism. After reading several sayings made by Confucius, participants complete a chart filling in what each saying means using their own words. Using the same quotes split in half, pairs match...
National Endowment for the Humanities
Writing poetry in ancient China was the modern equivalent of sending a greeting card. Scholars learn about the ancient Chinese poetic form called the lu shih. They read about the context of poetry during the T'ang Dynasty and complete a...
Dancing dragons, fireworks, red envelopes, and loud music are the familiar images of Chinese New Year celebrations. The holiday, also know as Lunar New Year and/or the Spring festival is also a religious holiday that combines aspects of...
The effect of cultural beliefs on the progress and industrialization of a society is an interesting idea to consider, and this is certainly true in this lesson on feudal Japan. Your young historians will read informational texts on...
Denton Independent School District
Support your class members in gaining a more comprehensive understanding of cultures and perspectives around the globe with a project on world religions.
Students examine ancient religions of Confucianism and Buddhism. Pupils prepare a K-W-L chart, Venn Diagram and participate in think-pair-share activities. Classmates compare and contrast Confucianism and Buddhism. They explore the...
Learners explore the writings of Confucius. In this Confucianism lesson plan, students consider how the meaning of the philosophical writings of Confucius still hold meaning today as they read and analyze his writings from The Analects.
Students compare Confucianism and Daoism. In this Chinese culture lesson plan, students listen to a lecture comparing the religious philosophies and take a quiz at the end of the lesson plan.
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