Ancient China Philosophies! Roleplaying Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism!
This Ancient China Philosophies lesson is included in the large Ancient China Unit, located here:
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In this highly engaging Ancient China Philosophies activity, student teams will read about one of the 3 major Chinese Philosophies: Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism. Watch your students have a great time in acting, drawing, and researching the philosophies!
Upon completing the reading assignment (included), students will divide up roles. One student will be the Historian, in charge of creating an outline for the team (handout with directions for students included) of the information on the handout.
A second student is the Developer - they are in charge of creating a visual aid or picture that will be shared with the rest of the class regarding their philosophy (more directions included in lesson plan). The Developers will turn in their visual aid to you to make copies for the rest of the class in time for presentations! Again, the Developer student handout is included along with smaller cutouts for their final drawings!
Finally, the third student is the Thespian - their responsibility rests in creating a skit that the 3-person team can act-it for their classmates that focuses on the tenets of the philosophy! Again, handouts for student directions are included!
**A review worksheet is also included that can be presented before each philosophy presents to "set the stage" or can be used to review all philosophies once everyone has presented!**
This lesson includes: 3 reading assignments for Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism, Role Directions (Historian, Thespian, Developer), Developer Cards, a review worksheet that can be used either before each philosophy presents to "set the stage" or as a complete review, and Lesson Plan!
This resource also includes a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroom. Just follow the included instructions for how to access the Google version, then share the resource through Google or assign via Google Classroom. This will allow students to type directly into the document!
Supplement this lesson with the Common Core focused lesson, "Oh, Confucius! What do you mean?"
. Students interpret Confucius' quotes to understand his core beliefs! Here, "Students complete a similar activity for Laozi and Taoism!"
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