Chinese Poetry & Philosophy (COMPLETE LESSON)  [Focussing on The Dao Te Ching by Lao-Tze]

This lesson is useful both for English Literature, Religious Studies & Philosophy Teachers.

It is also an invaluable resource for teachers organising ‘Chinese Culture Days’ as whole-school or KS3 events.

It focusses on Chinese Philosophy & Poetry, comparing the 3 main schools of thought in traditional Chinese culture: Confucianism, Buddhism and, especially, Daoism/Taoism; the lesson then asks students to read, analyse and discuss carefully selected poems from the 2500 year-old ‘Tao Te Ching’ (The most single most widely translated text from China).

The file contains a PPT, Worksheet, and ‘Knowledge Hunt’ resource. See the main slide for a general idea of the structure of the lesson.

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Created: Oct 6, 2016

Updated: Sep 19, 2019

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