Women and Confucianism

WEB LESSON This lesson is an activity within the Women in World History Curriculum and uses Neoconfucionist sayings to help students understand traditional Chinese ideas about the place of women in society. During the Han dynasty (206 B.C.E. - 220 C.E.) Confucianism was adopted as the government's state doctrine, with his thoughts becoming part of official education. In later dynasties, Neoconfucian interpretations further reinforced male authority and patrilineal customs.

Chinese Religions and Philosophies

WEB LESSON This National Geographic lesson focuses on Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, considered the "three pillars" of ancient Chinese society. As philosophies and religions, they not only influenced spirituality, but also government, science, the arts, and social structure.

Confucianism in a Changing Society - Lesson Plan

WEB LESSON In this lesson, students will explore how China's rapid rise as a force in the global economy has affected Chinese culture, society and the individual. Students will first discuss the influential Confucian teaching of filial piety (respect for parents) and its importance in Chinese culture. Students will then watch film clips that show how traditional family values in China are being challenged by the circumstances of Chinese migrant workers. Film material Confucius, Confucianism, and the Analects l The Story of China https://ca.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/confucius-confucianism-story-of-china/confucius-confucianism-story-of-china/

East Meets West Parallel Beliefs - Confucianism and Christianity

WEB LESSON Through an introduction to and analysis of belief systems and specific writings of Confucianism and Christianity (the Analects and the Sermon on the Mount), students compare and contrast some of the characteristics of Confucianism and Christianity. Students then draw conclusions about the historical impact of these belief systems on the societies in which the systems flourish.

CONFUCIANISM: Understanding and Applying The Analects of Confucius

WEB LESSON The activities in this lesson plan rely on the interpretation and analysis of primary documents. Students have the opportunity to read passages from The Analects of Confucius, analyze the information contained therein, and then apply the analysis to make conclusions about a hypothetical situation. HS