Wonder 2890: Who Taught the First Teacher?

Question 1 of 3

What evidence shows that priests were likely the first teachers?

  1. Students became scribes or librarians.
  2. Confucius was self-taught and never taught in a school.
  3. The first schools began many years ago—around 3000 B.C.E—in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.
  4. Confucius thought everyone should have an education.

Question 2 of 3

This Wonder is mostly about . . .

  1. Confucius being an awesome teacher.
  2. Teaching in ancient times compared to the present day.
  3. How teachers today have more work.
  4. Why we have teachers.

Question 3 of 3

How do we know that many people think Confucius was the first teacher?

  1. He learned music, history, and math.
  2. Confucius felt that education was the path to self-improvement and virtue.
  3. Students shared Confucius’ ideas long after he died.
  4. He was born in China in 551 B.C.E.

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