Goals & Objectives
Students will learn about the life and teachings of Confucius, Buddha and Lao-tze. Students will identify the belief systems of these philosophers and interpret the meaning and significance of quotes made by each.
Content Delivery (Method of Instruction)
The teacher will deliver a lecture presentation on the lives and philosophies of Confucius, Buddha and Lao-tze. The lecture will discuss each philosopher’s views on how people should treat each other, live within a society, and honor the natural world around them. Guided notes will accompany the lecture.
Student Engagement (Critical-Thinking & Student Activities)
During the lecture, students will complete guided notes that help them organize and record key information from the lecture. The guided notes will follow the lecture and will incorporate comprehension questions (students will identify which beliefs belong to each philosopher) and critical-thinking questions (students will interpret a set of quotes and determine who would have said each – Confucius, Buddha or Lao-tze).