I am teaching about the Constitution and I want to look at the beginning of the preamble with students so that we could explore the theme of leadership. I would use the Lao Tzu conversation in order to discuss whether “the people” should lead while studying the first words in the Constitution, “We the people of the United States.” What could be good about a leader following the people? What could go wrong? What happens if you think about these things when looking at the dynamic between teacher and student?
Level: Elementary Social Studies
Subject Area: American History