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Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism

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Transcript of Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism

The Three Ancient Chinese Philosophies Venn Diagram
Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism
Prompt #1
Strict rules
The Analects
Valued harmony
Respect for elders
The government should put little restrictions on the people
Took place at the end of the Zhou Dynasty
Natural behavior
5 relationships
Laws are very important
Harsh punishments for bad behavior
The Golden Rule
One with nature
Chinese character "Jen"

Also known as Taoism
Disobedience is not tolerated
Created to bring about peace in a time of chaos
"Model of virtue"
Possessions, honor, wealth and power are unimportant
Do not question the ruler/leader
Maintains a peaceful environment
Absolute power backed by military
Influenced Chinese history
Believed their music helped develop virtuous behavior

Prompt #2
Select your favorite ancient Chinese philosophy and write about why it is your favorite.

Persuade the reader that your philosophy is the best model of living by using accurate characteristics and facts about that philosophy.
Choose an ancient Chinese philosophy and write about how it is different from life in America.

What are ways that the philosophy is similar to life in America?

Which way of life to you prefer and why?
You will complete a writing assignment regarding the ancient Chinese philosophies we have been learning about for the past few days. You will have a choice between two prompts.

Whatever prompt you choose, your assignment must have two paragraphs of 4-5 complete sentences.

This is independent work.

You may use your book!
Complete a Venn Diagram with a partner on Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism. Your Venn Diagram must include all of the terms and phrases on the board.
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