Overview About the topic This unit introduces the life and essential ideas of two great philosophers— Socrates and Confucius. The key is to help Ss discover the differences between the two philosophers and explore how the differences might have influenced the Western and Eastern philosophical traditions. One difference is that Socrates pursued wisdom by asking questions, while Confucius pursued a better world for the common people in his teaching, political career and journeys. The two texts have rich contents covering diverse aspects of the two philosophers’ life, so the T can encourage Ss to explore the two texts from different perspectives.
Teaching objectives Upon completion of this unit, the T is expected to enable Ss to: Objectives Tasks Viewing (iExplore 1) Reading (iExplore 1) Identifying and synthesizing information (iExplore 1) Building your language (iExplore 1) Preparing for the structure (iExplore 1) Sharing your ideas (iExplore 1) Viewing (iExplore 2) Reading (iExplore 2) Identifying and synthesizing information (iExplore 2) Building your language (iExplore 2) Sharing your ideas (iExplore 2)
introduce Socrates and his major achievements
introduce Confucius and his essential ideas
compare the two philosophers and their thoughts in Unit project (iProduce) a structured way
Philosophy and Thoughts
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