Here's a site to help you prepare a lesson on him. China and Japan went to war in 1937. Common Core aligned worksheets to supplement The Ballad of Mulan as published in Houghton Mifflin Reading 3. I'm still trying to find an on-line article of the environmental concerns others have about Disney-we must have balance. Hua Mulan is one of the most legendary women of ancient China. What about Disney's habit of giving women no goal other than marriage? You can type in the words and the contextual sentence in advance and have students complete the rest of the graphic organizer. The first known transcription of The Ballad of Mulan comes from the 6th century.
Then, I couldn't help but notice that she marries her kidnapper! How you approach this unit will probably depend on the ages of your students. Explain to students that they are going to focus on the character of Mulan when they read the text this third time. Then you are doing a compare and contrast project by comparing the movie to the poem. She appears as a heroine of more than 10 movies and theater plays. There are many opportunities for writing in this unit as well.
She was in China as a missionary child at the time of the revolution. When they have completed those two columns, then you will provide the meaning of the word or allow them to look it up in the dictionary to confirm its meaning. Thus, she inspired her army to win a battle once more. Here are some links to help you get started! Literature, history and thinking skills fit easily into this unit. The Historical Mulan - A look at the historical Mulan with links to a variety of sites, including one that shows you the poem written in Chinese. There are excellent books available that were not put out by Disney.
How are they the same? Chinese people believe that she was a real person… and as long as she inspires them, it may not matter to them whether that is the truth. Have older children study how China became a Communist country. A modern artistic representation of Mulan. Circulate and provide feedback and guidance as needed. Fill in the first two columns in advance with preselected words to reduce the amount of writing needed to complete the task. If there is only a teacher's copy, then have students stop you as you read to place sticky note markers in the text.
For teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs. Could the culture of the countries have affected the versions told? The Ballad of Mulan is a poem. It's just that it is nice if girls have other interests too. The opinion piece will be evaluated using the attached rubric. I have real challenges where Disney is concerned. She was in China as a missionary child at the time of the revolution. The good guys, though of the same nationality, spoke like Americans.
Here it is in the original Chinese with Romanization for pronunciation and an English translation. Let the children do some research, and make their own decisions. There are printable reading pages and extensive planned lessons. Included are: two vocabulary activities which focus on using a combination of dictionary skills and context clues, ten comprehension questions with a focus on higher order thinking skills, a sequencing activity, three making inferences activities, two vocabulary puzzles and an informational reading extension about China. Our collection is growing every day with the help of many teachers. That's not to say that marriage is unimportant.
She also has a sequel telling about her return to China as an adult. Pair them with a partner and have them complete the story map, recording the story elements. I love the movies even when I know I shouldn't. If you were an Arabian child with an accent, how would this make you feel? The opinion piece will be evaluated using the. Other women soldiers - This leads you to all sorts of women. For young children, stories, basic geography and simple concepts are best. Provide students with a sticky note and allow them to write a question they have about the text.
I collect Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickeys. This is an anthology of lyrics, songs, and poems compiled by Guo Maoqian during the 11th or 12th century. The link I have above on lesson plans on China covers this very well. Chinese culture is responsible for many inventions, so science is easily included. What all this teaches - First, you are covering literature.