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Teaching Primary Source: The Analects of Confucius

Primary Source: The Analects of Confucius

In the Analects, Confucius discussed such themes as the responsibility of government, respect in family life, and morality. One of his most famous teachings is to treat others the way you would like to be treated. These teachings became popular during the Han Dynasty and helped lay the foundation for many governments throughout China’s history. Confucian thinking lasted longer than the Han Dynasty and is still important today in Chinese and World culture.

Confucius
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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How might these teachings have helped Chinese society?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,3
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