Lu Shih — The Couplets of T’ang

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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 chart comparing Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Finally, they put their skills to work and compose their own lu shih poems. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Review background information about the topic provided within the resource
  • Offer learners the chance to work on their poems with partners or in small groups 
Classroom Considerations

  • Instructors should print materials in advance 

  • Effectively organized with guiding questions, learning objectives, and headings for each lesson component
  • Includes a helpful and thorough teacher rubric for the student interactive 

  • None