Step 1: Learning About the Three Ways of Thought - Watch the short videos for each philosophy and read the corresponding readings. Answer the Comprehension Questions [PDF Version] using evidence from the readings. Click on the three philosophies below.
Conclusion (Interpretation) - Complete the tasks, Who Said What and What Did the Philosophers Mean, below.
Who Said What? - Read each of the three quotes below and decide which philosopher said it. Then justify your response, explaining why you believe it was the philosopher (Confucius, Han Fei, or Lao Tzu) you chose. Handout: Graphic Organizer (PDF Version)
Quote #1: "Punishments should not be anything but severe and definite. This will make people fear them."
Quote #2: "A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. "
Quote #3: "A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. "
What Did the Philosophers Mean? - Choose one quote from each of the three philosophers below and complete the What Did the Philosophers Mean Graphic Organizer (PDF Version), explaining what they mean in your own words.