Lao Tzu

This morning I’m working at designing materials for the aforementioned senior English Language Arts class–which I am in front of for the first time in my teaching career. To wit, I want to come up with a combination learning support/worksheet that will aid students in composing their college application essays–and if anyone has any good ideas about this, particularly if it is informed by experience relating and inculcating this kind of project, I would be much obliged.

I hit on the idea of making this into something along the lines of an English lesson on the cardinal virtues. After all, one of the key things one wants to demonstrate in a piece of writing like the college application essay, it seems to me, it is one’s own virtuous conduct. So I used the word “virtue” to perform a general Spotlight search of my computer for any materials I have related to this word and concept.

This reading on Lao Tzu emerged near the top of my list of results. Here is the comprehension worksheet that deepens understanding of the reading itself.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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