Writing Trouble-Shooting Exercise (5 min)
25-minute charted discussion
Time remaining reserved for revision
Homework: Assignment #113.
Check for Understanding/Kahoot!
Yesterday we tackled his concepts of learning (xue 學) and the gentleman (junzi 君子). Can we very briefly remind ourselves of what we decided he had in mind?
Today we will continue our discussion of Confucius, focusing in particular on: (a) Confucius’s concept of rites/ritual (li 禮) the claim in The Analects 1.2 that “filial piety (xiao 孝) and respect for elders constitute the root of goodness/compassion (ren 仁).”
In addition to defining these terms, we will want to think about how these terms relate to our own personal experiences. How do you think your life relates to Confucius’s ethical admonitions?
Before us are selections from two different books written over a millennium apart. The first, The Book of Rites (Liji 禮記) purports to record the daily ceremonies of the golden age of the Zhou dynasty. While certainly ancient, it is unlikely they were edited by Confucius as is traditionally claimed. The second, The Twenty-Four Paragons of Filial Piety was written much later amid the effort to popularize Confucian thought known as Neo-Confucianism (Lixue 理學), hence the digestible narrative style.
Confucius and you:
Homework: Assignment #111.
What did we discuss last week? (Hint: tell me about what you learned from the Hebrew Bible and the Qur’an.)
Check for understanding (Google Form)
Context for Confucius:
Homework: Assignment #110
Check for understanding (Kahoot!)
Writing assignment tonight: View assignments page.
Context for the Qur’an:
Top left: copy out a quotation from the text. Place in quotation marks and put the page number in parentheses.
Bottom left: Explain the quotation in your words.
Right-hand side: Put your original thinking here. How does this fit in with what you know or with other texts? What do you think about the ideas in quotation? What do you wonder about it?
Share out in three small groups. Take turns sharing out in a circle.
Open up for discussion.
Homework: Assignment #108.
Report back on CIQ (5 min):
What did we talk about last class? (5 min)
Enlightening moments from last class:
Remember we can contribute in meaningful ways, and we should make space for everyone to do so.
Two modes of engaging the texts:
Let’s begin that conversation now: what do you think the text tells us about the people who created and valued this text?
Check for understanding #104
The Stoics: Background
Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius
HS150 Global Thinking