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Confucius - Doctrine of the Mean

http://www.philosophy.ru/library/asiatica/china/doctmean.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a long text by Confucius written in 500 BCE. He is describing how a person may lead a good and worthy life. Standard 6.6.3

Comments: The text is long but may be broken up into samll thought for students to analyze. An alternate site with Chinese characters as well as English may be found at http://zhongwen.com/zhong.htm

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 785

Confucius: Excerpts from the Analects

http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~phalsall/texts/analects.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn about Confucius' Code of Behavior and basic relationships including Jen or Humaneness, Junzi or the Superior Gentleman or Scholar, Li or Rites, Y eh or Music, Learning and Teaching, and Government.Standard 6.6.3, and 7.3.3

Comments: This is one of the most important Chinese philosophical texts.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 786

Folktales from Japan

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/japan.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are eight text-only Japanese folktales that provide an interesting window on Japanese culture for people of all ages. This site links to a very broad study of folklore throughout the world by D.L. Ashliman at the University of Pittsburg. Standards 1.4.3, 6.6.3, and 7.5.3

Comments: The text is dense for young students, so a read-aloud with an activity to illustrate the tales would work well. The tales will be a very useful illustration of Confucianist and Japanese cultural themes in a sixth or seventh grade class.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1265

History of China

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/china/index.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This History for Kids site has pictures and information on Chinese history (with timeline), environment (with maps), religion, clothing, economy, philosophy, food, people, art, architecture, and books about China. Standards 6.6.0 and 6.6.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1574

History Timeline for China

http://www-chaos.umd.edu/history/time_line.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Click on the underlined dynasties to find information about the many rulers of China. Discover the important events from each time period. Standard 6.6.0

Comments: Reading level is advanced for sixth grade.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1609

Korean Folktales

http://park.org/Korea/Pavilions/PublicPavilions/KoreaImage/hangul/litera/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are four illustrated Korean folktales that provide an interesting window on Korean culture for people of all ages. Standards 1.4.3, 6.6.3, and 7.3.3

Comments: The tales will be a very useful illustratoin of Confucianist ideals in a sixth or seventh grade class.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1896

Mandate of Heaven

http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~phalsall/texts/shu-jing.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Mandate of Heaven was a political-social philosophy that served as the basic Chinese explanation for the success and failure of monarchs and states down to the end of the empire in 1912 CE. Whenever a dynasty fell, the reason invariably offered by China's sages was that it had lost the moral right to rule that is given by Heaven alone. Standard 6.6.2

Comments: This is one of the most fundamental Chinese political ideas.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2049

Romans Destroy the Temple at Jerusalem, 70 AD

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/jewishtemple.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In the year 66 AD the Jews of Judea rebelled against their Roman masters. In response, the Emperor Nero dispatched an army under the generalship of Vespasian to restore order. By the year 68, resistance in the northern part of the province had been eradicated and the Romans turned their full attention to the subjugation of Jerusalem. The Roman legions surrounded the city and began to slowly squeeze the life out of the Jewish stronghold. By the year 70, the attackers had breached Jerusalem's outer walls and began a systematic ransacking of the city. The assault culminated in the burning and destruction of the Temple that served as the center of Judaism. This is the first-hand account of the Roman assault on the Temple from the Jewish historian Josephus Flavius. Standards 6.3.5 and 6.6.5

Comments: This is part of the Eyewitness to History website.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1815

Sound of Chinese

http://www.chinapage.com/sound.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are sound files with Chinese musci and poetry recitiations. Standards 6.6.0 and 7.3.0

Comments: Add a Chinese ambiance to the classroom with this music.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 644

The Middle Kingdom

http://www.wsu.edu:8000/~dee/ANCCHINA/ANCCHINA.HTM

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Washington State University site has well organized background information on the Yellow River Valley, the Shang Dynasty 1766-1050 BC, and the Chou Dynasty 1050-256 BC. There is also material on Pre-Confucian China and the Five Classics, Confucius, Mencius, Lao Tzu and Taoism, MoTzu, and the Legalists. Standards 6.6.0 general, 6.6.3 and 7.3.3

Comments: The reading level is high for middle school students but the site is wonderfully rich for teachers and advanced students.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3047

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