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Teaching Primary source: Laozi and the Daodejing

Primary source: Laozi and the Daodejing

Daoism was an important philosophical tradition in early China. According to Chinese tradition, Laozi (sometimes spelled Lao-tzu) was a sage who lived around the same time as Confucius. Daoism emphasized simple living, shunning of ambition, harmony with nature, and the possibility of a blissful afterlife.

Laozi
Project Gutenberg

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How can Laozi's philosophies be helpful to individuals and society?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,3
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