This Comparing Confucius’s Analects to Character Education in the U.S. lesson plan also includes:
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.
- 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
- Although designed for language learners, the lesson is equally appropriate for mainstream classrooms
- The provided link takes researchers to a page of translated quotations from the Analects