I. Teaching Aims
· Students will know the lifetime, status and principals of three famous ancient philosophers, they are Confucius, Mencius and Mozi .
· Students will get familiar with the topic about philosophers.
· Students’ ability of grasping the main idea and specific information will be improved.
· Students will pay more attention to the traditional culture and will have more interests in expressing own opinions in English.
II. Teaching Key and Difficult Point
Teaching key point
· How to help the students understand this material.
Teaching Difficult Points
· How to help them improve reading ability.
· How to help students speak English in public confidently.
III. Teaching Methods
task-based, communicative and teaching methods.
IV. Teaching Aids
V. Teaching Procedure
Step 1:Warming up
(1)Greet to the students.
(2)guessing game: Give students some famous sayings and let them guess what’s the famous saying it is. they are “When I walk along with two others, they may serve me as my teachers. I will select their good qualities and follow them, their bad qualities and avoid them.” “Learning without thought is labour-lost; thought without learning is perilous.” According to their knowledge background, it will be very easy for them. Then ask them some questions. Who said them? What do you know about him? Do you want to know more? By discussing this question, we can lead to today’s lesson naturally.
Before reading, teacher will ask students to talk about the philosophers they know, they can talk about the Chinese or the foreign one.Then ask them to predict which philosopher will be mentioned in this passage.
Step 3: While-reading
In this step, two activities should be included. They are fast reading and detailed reading. In fast reading, students need to tell me the main idea of each paragraph and check whether their prediction is right or wrong. Students may tell me this material is about Confucius, Mencius and Mozi .
After they have a basic understanding of this text, students need to answer some questions.
Status(what is the status of Confucius?) : influence great
Principals(what principals does he advocate?):the importance of kindness, duty and order in society.
T or F questions
1. Mencius worked for the government in his whole life.(F)
2. Mencius thinking is affected by Confucius’s.(T)
3. Mencius advocate that man was born equal, and the government shouldn’t treat human badly because human is more important than rules.(F)
Fill in the blank with whose, where, when, who, which.
Mozi was a man behaviour was often unusual.
He came from an area people were very poor.
Mozi was a teacher principles were different from those of Confucius.
Step 4: Post-reading
1. Students should try to introduce one of their favourite philosophers in their own words.
2. Work with their deskmates and discuss the great man they admire most.
Step 5: Summary and Homework
① Let the student summarize what we have learned today.
② Write an short article to talk about the great man they admire most.
VI. Blackboard Design