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Warm Up. In the Buddhist faith, what is the only way to stop suffering? *Refer to notes from last Thursday and Friday if you cannot remember* Turn in progress reports . ACT Word of the day : Imminent - likely to occur at any moment. E x. The old lady’s death is imminent.

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Warm up

Warm Up

In the Buddhist faith, what is the only way to stop suffering?

*Refer to notes from last Thursday and Friday if you cannot remember*

Turn in progress reports

  • ACT Word of the day: Imminent- likely to occur at any moment.

  • Ex. The old lady’sdeath is imminent


Test tomorrow
Test Tomorrow

  • Today is study Guide day

  • But first….we have to cover Daoism, Legalism and Confucianism

  • Give back tests and progress reports

  • Switch seats



Where does this happen
Where does this happen!?

  • http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8966942

  • Listen to the story on NPR and answer the questions on your paper.


Goal!

  • SWBAT evaluate the ancient Chinese philosophies



Think back
Think back…

  • What made ancient civilizations like Egypt, and Mesopotamia successful…???


Geography
Geography!!

China is surrounded by the Himalaya Mountains = Protection!

They also have fertile land because they are near the Huang He River OR Yellow River


How did they organize their country
How did they organize their country?

  • They had a dynasty!

    • (hint: If my mom is a teacher then....)


Shang dynasty
Shang Dynasty

  • Shang Dynasty- the FIRST dynasty

  • -started in 1776 BC to ~ 1100 BC

They are famous for:

  • Using picture symbols as their written language

  • Working with Bronze

  • Creating a LUNAR calendar (Lunar= based off moon)


Zhou dynasty
Zhou Dynasty

  • Took over after Shang Dynasty (1100-221 BC)

  • What did they do?

    They began using Mandate of Heaven

    Used Iron instead of bronze, which was cheaper and harder


Mandate of heaven
Mandate of Heaven

  • The belief that their ruler’s power came from the gods.

  • They had divine right to rule.



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China

  • The three “ism’s” Chinese Philosophies:

    • Legalism

    • Daoism

    • Confucianism





Now what would these philosophies look like in the us
Now… What would these philosophies look like in the US!?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeYDhMmVLXI

  • How would each theorist think about this issue? What would they advise President Obama?


Advise the president
Advise the President!

  • Write a letter to the President advising him to adopt one of the ancient philosophies.

    Include:

    A description of the philosophy.

    At least 2 reasons why he should use it.


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