Standards: CCW9-10.2 Write informative/explanatory
texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information
clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and
analysis of content.
Objectives: I can write an informative piece that examines and conveys complex ideas clearly and accurately by selecting, organizing, and analyzing content I can introduce a topic; organize complex ideas,
concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions;
include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and
multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension
Introduction: "Confucius says..." How many times have you heard this familiar phrase? Well, for this Web Quest, you will explore selected Confucian Analects to find out exactly what Confucius had to say to the people of China so many years ago. Then, you will decide if his teachings are valid in today's world.
Task Your group will consist of four people:
1. Confucian Biographer- Your main duty will be to become an expert on Confucius' life and times through the exploration of the links provided for you.
2. Confucian Scholar #1- Your main duty will be to examine specific Analects contained in the links provided, and to determine which Analects are applicable today's society.
3. Confucian Scholar #2- Your main duty will be to examine specific Analects contained in the links provided, and to determine which Analects are applicable today's society.
4. Confucian Museum Curator- Your main duty will be to collect illustrations of Confucian related art and sculpture. Your group's task is to compile information about Confucius and his Analects.
*Note: If your group consists of less than four people, the roles MUST BE SPLIT among the group members. ALL portions of the task must be completed.
After you have completed your research, your group will use the graphic organizer provided to:
1. work together to paraphrase the Analects and come to a consensus on those Analects which apply to today's society.
2. paraphrase the Analects to provide a better understanding of their meanings.
3. Choose illustrations that relate to your Analects.
4. Prepare a Glogster page to present to the class
Step 1. In your groups, decide who will be responsible for each of the four roles. Fill out your names on the graphic organizer provided.
Step 2. Follow the instructions listed under each role (click on the links below to read the instructions for each role)