The I Ching ("Book of Changes" or "Classic of Changes") is the oldest of the classic Chinese texts, believed by many to be nearly 5,000 years old. The I Ching is based upon a philosophy that lies at the heart of Chinese culture. Given its history and impact on cultures worldwide over several centuries, it is not the purpose of this activity to explore the text's philosophy.
Before the Activity
Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page.
During the Activity
Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.
After the Activity
Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions page.