Thinker of the Week: Confucius


Full Name: K’ung-Tzu (Confucius is the English version)

Born: 551 BCE

Died: 479 BCE

Hometown: Qufu, China

Fave Subjects: Power, How to Get Along With Others, How to Be Good

Career Highlights:

  • from a poor family, but still got a good education and joined the government
  • taught people to think for themselves
  • had an asteroid named after him
  • some cities still celebrate his birthday

Big Question:

Why is it important for everyone to have a good education?

Yup, Confucius is pretty amazing, and you can share him and his ideas with your little thinker in our ThinkAboutIt series!