FIVE CONFUCIAN RELATIONSHIPS

Kirsten Larson
Morris High School

LESSON 1: PRE-READING ACTIVITY
This lesson offers information on Confucius, explains the five basic relationships within Confucianism, the importance of the family and state and the effect that Confucianism has had on China. There are two readings offered, a lesson plan and follow-up questions.

        LESSON PLAN

        READING ON CONFUCIANISM

        CONFUCIAN QUOTES ON THE FIVE RELATIONSHIPS

        NOTES ON CONFUCIUS AND CONFUCIANISM

LESSON 2: "A CONTRACT" by Han Jin
This lesson offers a short story that explores the relationship between the ruler and the subject. There is lesson plan with follow-up questions, writing assignment and homework. Also, a worksheet is supplied.

                        LESSON PLAN | READING | WORKSHEET

LESSON 3: "FAMILY" by Pa Chin
This lesson offers a short story that focuses on the relationship between father and son, with a special emphasis on how important obedience is in Chinese society. There is a lesson plan with follow-up questions and writing assignments. Also, a worksheet is supplied.

                        LESSON PLAN | READING | WORKSHEET

LESSON 4: "HOW CHANG KUO LAU OBTAINED A DONKEY"
This lesson offers a short story that explores the relationship between an older brother and a younger brother. There is a lesson plan with follow-up questions, writing exercises and a homework assignment. Also, a worksheet is supplied.

                        LESSON PLAN | READING | WORKSHEET

LESSON 5: "MY OLD HOME" by Lu Hsun
This lesson offers a short story that explores the relationship between friends and how it evolves through a lifetime. It also recognizes the dynamics within a relationship in terms of a “superior” and “subordinate” relationship. There is a lesson plan with follow-up questions and writing exercises. Also, a worksheet supplied.

                        LESSON PLAN | READING | WORKSHEET

LESSON 6: "BELOVED POTATOES" by Chi Zijian
This lesson offers a short story that focuses on the relationship between and husband and a wife. There are examples of a good marriage and poor marriage. There is a lesson plan with follow-up questions and writing exercises. Also, a worksheet is supplied.

                        LESSON PLAN | READING | WORKSHEET

POST-READING ACTIVITIES