Early Chinese History: The Hundred Schools Period
A reproducible, document-based teaching unit
NH105 is the printed format
This title is also available for immediate download in digital format as NH105Ebook
In this unit students explore the "Golden Age" of Chinese philosophy when philosophers sought to account for the political fragmentation of the Zhou period and to articulate solutions to restore order. Students analyze texts from Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism or Legalism, the four most influential of these philosophical traditions. Students then compare their findings with others.
Lesson 1: Making a Choice
Lesson 2: Debating Exclusion
Lesson 3: Struggling to Survive